Release Date: January 11, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo is pleased to play a vital role in the fight against COVID-19 by hosting a vaccination site on the university’s South Campus.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced earlier today that five SUNY institutions, including UB, will serve as vaccination sites for their respective communities.
Registration will be required. Additional information about the South Campus vaccination site, including a specific building location and hours of operation, will be provided at a later date.
The vaccines distributed on the South Campus will be provided to Western New York community members in accordance with guidelines developed by the New York State Department of Health. The vaccination site will be run and operated by the state health department, not UB.
UB faculty, staff and students should expect to be vaccinated according to the prioritization established by the state Department of Health.
Members of the UB community have worked tirelessly to respond to COVID-19 in myriad ways, whether caring for patients as frontline physicians in Western New York hospitals, volunteering in hard-hit areas like New York City, or conducting research on the virus and its impacts.
“The UB community has made many significant contributions in the fight against COVID-19 through its research, teaching and volunteer efforts. UB is proud to continue making a positive impact by serving as a vaccination site,” said UB President Satish K. Tripathi. “This will help bring the vaccines closer to the community, speeding up a return to normalcy for Western New Yorkers.”
Michael E. Cain, MD, UB’s vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is a member of the Western New York vaccine hub leadership team, which is headed by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and also includes ECMC President and CEO Tom Quatroche, PhD, and Catholic Health President and CEO Mark Sullivan.