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Stronger Together Update (Sept. 30, 2021)

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In this Stronger Together Update, you’ll find:

  • Stronger togetherFlu Shot Schedule
  • COVID-19 Testing Reminder
  • Stony Brook Medicine Vaccine Information
  • Stress-Breaking Advice from the Office of the Ombuds
  • Contact Tracing Team/Line

Protect Yourself This Flu Season …

We’re continuing to make flu vaccines available across campus for students, faculty and staff. See the flu shot schedule here, where you can also view our short video.

Who Tests This Week and Next?

West Campus Employees: Please remember to test for COVID-19 weekly if you haven’t been vaccinated (or haven’t shared your vaccination status) and monthly if you have.
THIS WEEK, EMPLOYEES WITH LAST NAMES S-Z TEST.
NEXT WEEK (week of October 4) EMPLOYEES WITH LAST NAMES A-E.
See the full testing schedule here.

Vaccine Info for SBM Employees

As you’ve hopefully seen in this week’s Coronavirus Updates, below is a quick summary of vaccine offerings (booster and first shots) for Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) employees. And above, in the first section of this Update, is the flu vaccine schedule. Please note that the CDC states that flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

Limited COVID-19 Vaccine POD Tomorrow (Friday, October 1)

First dose of Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson
Second dose of Pfizer (21 days after first dose)
Booster* (six months from second dose, only for employees who received Pfizer)
Walk-ins are welcome but preference will be given to those who are unvaccinated or have made an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.
Friday, October 1
8 am – 2 pm
Level 4 of the hospital, Room 4-654C (near the main elevators and just before making the turn to enter into the main Radiology area and the Hospital Pavilion)
*FDA criteria for booster shots includes individuals, such as healthcare workers, with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure; people age 65+; long-term care residents; and individuals with underlying medical conditions
Vaccines are also available at Stony Brook University’s R&D Park (see schedule below) or your local pharmacy.
Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 8 am to noon
R&D Park
1500 Stony Brook Road
Walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov

Move Past Conflict and Fear: Tips from the Ombuds Office

The question the pandemic asks us is, “How will we care for each other? How will we move past me and mine and expand into a greater sense of us?” How will we move past conflict and fear?
Read a compelling article from the Ombuds officeHow to Connect With What Matters: Vaccine/Mask Edition. And, remember, the Ombuds provides a safe place to voice your concerns and explore options for productive conflict management and resolution. Also mark your calendars for Ombuds Day on October 14, with more details to come in upcoming communications and the Ombuds Office website.

If You or Someone You’ve Been in Contact with Tests Positive …

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Contact us at strongertogether@stonybrook.edu with any questions/comments/ideas.

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