COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Fall 2022
All students taking hybrid or in-person classes and who did not previously receive a religious or medical exemption must upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination into CUNYfirst by Monday, August 15 or they will be dropped from those classes. Students who already submitted proof of vaccination for a previous semester do not need to re-submit. While not immediately required, students are strongly encouraged to receive and upload proof of a booster dose when eligible.
Note: If you are not yet vaccinated: you must get the J&J vaccine no later than Thursday, August 11, then upload proof of vaccination by Monday, August 15. The deadline to receive other vaccines has passed. Students who received the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine but are not scheduled to receive their second dose until after the August 15 upload deadline should immediately email COVID19coordinator@qcc.cuny.edu for assistance. Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer: www.vaccines.gov or vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.
Fall '22 Semester Begins on 08/25/2022
After uploading your vaccine information, vaccination card, or medical or religious exemption request, it will take a few days to verify the information. Note: The system will not automatically notify you whether or not your vaccine information has been approved. After a couple of days, begin checking CUNYfirst to see if your vaccine information was approved. Once it is approved, you will also see the approval on your QCC Connect app. Show your approval on the app to Public Safety to access campus.
Visit the CUNY Student Vaccination Mandate FAQ for more information.
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As per NY State, immunization requirements are mandated by law for all students between the ages of 2 months and 18 years of age. Children must be exluded from school if they do not meet these requirements.
Infection Disease Protocols
To protect the health and safety of our campus community, CUNY has in place an Infectious Disease Protocol that all campuses adhere to in the rare case that an outbreak of an infectious disease is reported. This protocol is also available on the University¹s website.
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Information about the Zika virus
What is Zika virus disease (Zika)?
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito and sexual contact. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
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For students: If you're traveling for Spring Break, see the CDC's Zika virus travel tips and precautions» opens in a new window
Queensborough Community College will continue to monitor this situation and will notify you of any further developments. Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You can also visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website for more information on the Zika virus» opens in a new window as well as the CUNY website for more information on Zika virus opens in a new window.
NYS Higher Ed Immunization Collaborative is thrilled to welcome Queensborough along with KBCC, HOSTOS, BMCC in CUNY into the NYS Higher Ed Immunization Collaborative.
As the first of its kind in higher education, this Collaborative will support campuses in addressing the multi-level factors that impact immunization rates through rapid testing, adaptation, implementation, and dissemination of best practices using quality improvement methods and a shared learning approach. Participating in this new statewide Collaborative is a unique and high impact opportunity for learning, networking, improving, and leading within and across our institutions in developing new knowledge; bringing about change that will increase immunization rates; reducing the incidence of vaccine preventable disease on our campuses; and ensuring that our students are healthier and our campuses safer.
Joining as a partner in the NYS Higher Ed Immunization Collaborative gives CUNY access to all project activities and technical support for the period of June 2016 to January 2018. The faculty -- from New York University, the NYS Department of Health, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other subject-matter experts on immunization and quality improvement -- will provide coaching and support to participating teams.
CUNY will be a tremendous asset to this exciting new endeavor, and we look forward to working more closely with you in the coming years.
The Office of Health Services provides feminine hygiene products as well as a variety of other services at no charge to all registered students.
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Volunteer Opportunity with Whitestone Ambulance
Are you a pre-health student looking for meaningful clinical experience? Join Whitestone Ambulance!
Benefits include patient care experience on an emergency ambulance, free EMT certifications, & in-house trainings.
Hours are flexible.
COVID-19 Update: The health and safety of our members continues to be our first priority. We equip all our members with the proper PPE to ensure their safety amid the pandemic.
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Whitestone, NY 11357
Emergency Line: (718) 767-1000
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Our Mission and Goals
The Office of Health Services enthusiastically supports the College’s mission in promoting academic excellence and the development of the individual through health awareness, counseling and outside referral. A healthy student today ensures student enrollment and retention and Health Services provides an open door and confidential setting for medical assistance and assessment.
1. Reduce incidence of medical withdrawals through better utilization of existing health resources. Students can seek medical advice in a timely manner to avoid or decrease medical withdrawals to help them stay on track towards a degree completion.
2. To educate and raise awareness of primary care prevention in students to enhance the importance of taking responsibility of their health and all the resources that are available to them during the college experience. It also prepares them post-graduation to be successful in the workforce or continuing studies.