Coronavirus Guidance

Vaccine Update

May 13, 2021

New Yorkers have easier access to COVID-19 vaccinations with the opening of a New York City Department of Health designated dispensing site at Queensborough Community College located at 222-05 56th Avenue. The site opened on Wednesday, April 21 and administered over 1,000 vaccines on its first day!

Operating from the college's Robert. F. Kennedy Hall, New York residents aged 12 years and older can now get their COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment. For vaccine related questions or hours of operation, please visit NYC Health COVID-19: Vaccines or call 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692. This site is independent of Queensborough Community College and we regret that we are unable to answer vaccine-related questions.

Limited campus parking is available and the college is accessible by public transportation. Get directions to the campus.

Vaccine Eligibility

April 23, 2021

New Yorkers ages 16 years and older can now get their COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at select sites across NYC.


Get vaccinated at Queensborough Community College

Vaccine Eligibility for Employees

April 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues:


I am pleased to announce that starting today, Thursday, April 22, Queensborough Community College employees can walk into the COVID-vaccination site located in the RFK Building without an appointment.


A valid QCC Faculty/Staff ID is requested for entry. Faculty and Staff without a physical ID can access their digital ID card by downloading the QCC Connect Mobile App from the Apple and Android app stores. Faculty and Staff without an ID will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may encounter increased wait times.


Please remember that the college is not operating this site but continues to advocate on behalf of our community. We’ve received assurance from our partners that they will do everything possible to accommodate our needs in this regard.


The vaccination site is open Wednesday-Sunday and will be closed on Monday and Tuesday each week. Current hours of operation are as follows:


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 7AM-7PM
Thursday: 7AM-7PM
Friday: 7AM-7PM
Saturday: 7AM-4:30PM
Sunday: 7AM-4:30PM


Don't forget to share what motivates you to get vaccinated by posting your photos to social media using the hashtag #VaxUpCUNY. Click here to see who was on campus today to receive their first vaccine!


Be well,


William V. Faulkner
Vice President for Finance & Administration

Vaccine Message Follow-Up

April 21, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff:


As a follow-up to yesterday's message, I am pleased to share that New York City authorized the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site in the RFK Building starting today, Wednesday, April 21.


As a reminder, appointments are available to eligible individuals through New York City by visiting its vaccine website or calling 877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692). Recent changes in guidelines make it possible for all New Yorkers 50 and older to receive a vaccination without an appointment. Please check the city’s website for additional details.


I encourage everyone to schedule an appointment as soon as possible while availability remains. Starting next week, we'll also establish a Priority Appointment Hotline for Employees. Additional details will follow.


Be well,


Bill

William V. Faulkner
Vice President for Finance & Administration

Queensborough is a COVID-19 Vaccination Site!

April 20, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff,


As a follow-up to the conversation that took place during our last Town Hall meeting, the City of New York is tentatively scheduled to open a COVID Vaccination site on the Queensborough Community College campus tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, 2021.


Once the site is officially approved and authorized by the City of New York, the Department of Health will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to the public. The Department of Health will fully be responsible for managing the site, located in Robert F. Kennedy Building.


All information regarding vaccines at this location, including appointments, is available through New York City by visiting its vaccine website or calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). Recent changes in guidelines make it possible for all New Yorkers 50 and older to receive a vaccination without an appointment. Please check the city’s website for additional details.


I am also pleased to announce that through a special arrangement with the City of New York, Queensborough faculty and staff will be eligible to receive priority vaccination appointments directly through the College. Starting next week, Queensborough will establish a Priority Appointment Hotline for Employees. Please watch for additional details in the coming days.


At this time, students who wish to receive a vaccine should make an appointment through the City’s website. We’ve asked the City to provide our students with the same priority access that our employees will be receiving and are still awaiting confirmation. We will share updates if they become available.


On behalf of President Mangino and her cabinet, we are proud to partner with our colleagues in New York City government to help provide access to this vital service. Getting vaccinated is the single most important step that we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. We encourage you to listen to the latest CUNYCast and visit the CUNY Vaccination website to learn more about the public health benefits of vaccination and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health’s new initiative to reduce fear and misinformation about the new vaccines. We would also love to hear from you! Share what motivates you to get vaccinated by posting your photos to social media using the hashtag #VaxUpCUNY.


Please remember that this site is operated by the City of New York and not Queensborough Community College. Kindly direct any inquiries from members of the public to the New York City vaccination website or ask them to call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692).

 

Be well,

 

William V. Faulkner

Vice President for Finance & Administration

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