11/20/21: UB urges campus community to get COVID boosters

UB is strongly encouraging COVID-19 booster shots for those on campus who are eligible.

While COVID cases are rising in the area, UB’s strong adherence to a comprehensive set of health and safety measures greatly reduces the risk of infection on campus. However, data shows that protection afforded by the vaccines does decrease over time. Receiving a booster can augment immunity to a level even higher than initially following full vaccination and help to ensure the long-term safety of our campus community.

Shots are available at the New York State vaccination site in Harriman Hall on UB’s South Campus. You can also receive a booster at various local pharmacies, health departments, clinics and other locations. Visit vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you. For additional details, check UB’s COVID-19 website

Vaccination clinics

Free COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all members of the UB community at three on-campus clinics. To receive a vaccination, students, faculty and staff must present a UB identification card

Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination record card and a government-issued ID. No appointments are necessary.  Additional details, including locations and hours, are available at Flu Clinics and Flu Vaccine - Spring 2022.

 

As the semester continues, the weather turns and many of us plan to gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving, it is critical that we do all we can to protect ourselves and those around us, both on campus and off.

Who is eligible to receive a booster shot?

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