Vaccine Mandate

August 24, 2021

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Dear Golden Eagles,

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. As has previously been communicated, per New York State policy, all SUNY students are now required to submit documentation of their COVID-19 vaccination.

You are strongly encouraged to begin your vaccination series as soon as possible. SUNY Brockport’s deadline to submit proof of completion of full vaccination series is September 27. To ensure compliance you must receive your first dose of a two-dose vaccination cycle by September 6.  Failure to comply will result in being unenrolled from face-to-face classes.

Our records indicate that you have not submitted proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination record. You are now required to take one of the following actions:

  • If you have already been vaccinated for COVID-19 but have not submitted proof of vaccination, please do so immediately. If your vaccination series is in progress, please complete it as soon as possible and upload your records.
  • If you have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19 but now plan to do so given the FDA approval and SUNY requirement, please schedule your vaccination now. On-campus Pfizer vaccination clinics will be hosted next week. Registration is currently open for Monday, Aug. 30. Registration information for other dates will be forthcoming soon. Brockport Downtown students have access to the New York State-run clinic at REOC. You can also find vaccines near you.
  • If you have not received your COVID-19 vaccine and do not intend to do so, you must either be approved for a religious or medical exemption or drop your in-person classes.

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine as well as religious and medical exemption request forms can be found on the Bringing Brockport Back website.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this important health and safety matter.


Dr. Kathryn Wilson

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Last Updated 8/24/21