Published April 13, 2021
Update, 9 a.m., April 13: In coordination with SUNY and following a recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UB will pause plans to use the Johnson & Johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine at the on-campus vaccination site for students scheduled to open on Thursday in the Student Union. UB will provide more information about its plans for the on-campus vaccination site over the next few days.
The health and safety of UB students, faculty, staff and visitors remains paramount in all of the university’s plans and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UB will open a vaccination site for students on Thursday in the Student Union on the North Campus.
UB currently has 200 doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, which will be administered by staff from Student Health Services. The university expects to get more vaccine from SUNY as the national supply issues with the J&J vaccine are resolved.
Health services staff at the Student Union site will monitor students for any possible reactions to the vaccine, as well as provide vaccinated students with the appropriate information and guidance so that they can monitor their own health.
UB will inform students within the next few days about the vaccination registration process.
UB is offering vaccinations to students as part of a state and SUNY program designed to vaccinate students against the coronavirus before they leave campus at the end of the spring semester.
Students — who may now receive the vaccine as eligibility expanded to anyone age 16 or over as of April 6 — will receive the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. Since J&J requires only one dose, students can be fully vaccinated before going home for the summer next month.
Students should continue scheduling vaccine appointments at other vaccination clinics as UB’s site ramps up. As of last week, 2,300 students — many in health-related academic programs — have informed the university, through the Daily Health Check, that they are already fully vaccinated.
The university will continue to provide updates to members of the university community via the UB COVID-19 planning and response website.