Stony Brook University Hospital has administered 100 percent of its COVID-19 vaccine allocations for weeks one through four and is among the highest performing distribution sites in the state. Together with Downstate Health Sciences University and Upstate University Hospital, the three SUNY university hospital hubs have administered more than 32,000 vaccine doses to frontline medical personnel and community members deemed eligible for vaccination by the New York State Department of Health.
“Over the last four weeks, SUNY’s three university hospitals have proven that they can efficiently administer the vaccine to brave frontline medical personnel and eligible members of their surrounding communities,” said SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras. “Moving quickly to get people vaccinated is the key to winning the COVID-19 war and returning to normalcy. I am proud of our university hospitals and other facilities for successfully playing such a pivotal role in this massive operational undertaking.”
Stony Brook University Hospital has distributed 18,760 vaccine doses since December 15.
“In the midst of this latest surge of COVID-19, our frontline workers at Stony Brook University Hospital and its affiliated hospitals have pushed forward to administer 100 percent of the vaccine allocation from New York State within the first four weeks,” said Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis. “This is another fine example of our selfless healthcare workers’ successful efforts to protect the community. We will continue to support their stellar work at every level to ensure Stony Brook optimizes vaccine allocations in the coming weeks and months.”
For information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, visit Stony Brook’s Coming Back Safe and Strong website.