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Get Vaccinated

Vaccination is the best protection against the spread of COVID-19. A widely vaccinated community safeguards the health, wellness and safety of our students, faculty and staff, and helps our University return to more normal operations.

Effective April 6, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Register Now to Get Vaccinated on Campus

Updated April 20, 2021

The Barnes Center at The Arch continues to distribute the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, or if you haven’t made an appointment, please take action today. 

Here’s how to sign up:

  • Students: Please make your appointment now through the Student Patient Portal.
  • Faculty/Staff: For faculty and staff interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on campus, we ask that you complete this online form at your earliest convenience.
  • Confirming your Appointment: The Barnes Center staff will contact you via text or email to confirm your vaccination appointment. Please keep your cell phones and devices on hand so the Barnes Center staff can easily reach you.

Submit Proof of Vaccination

As a reminder, if you received a COVID-19 vaccination at an off-campus vaccination clinic but haven’t submitted proof yet, please do so immediately:

  • Students: Students who have already received or will receive the COVID-19 vaccine at an off-campus site, we ask that you submit your documentation through the Student Patient Portal as soon as possible.
  • Faculty/Staff: The Office of Human Resources is asking faculty and staff to complete a brief COVID-19 Vaccine Status Attestation Questionnaire to confirm their vaccination status. Faculty and staff can also use the form to claim exemption from this requirement for medical or sincerely held religious reasons.

Thank you for your continued adherence to public health guidelines and for making a vaccination plan to support our community’s well-being.


How to Get a Vaccine Off Campus

  • Schedule an appointment: You can make an appointment by visiting the New York State COVID-19 vaccine website or the Onondaga County COVID-19 vaccine website. Once there, you will be prompted to identify an available time that works for you.
  • Complete the two forms provided in your confirmation email: After you schedule your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain links to two forms: 1) a screening and consent form that will need to be printed and completed and 2) a form attesting to your eligibility status. The attestation form will provide a “Submission ID,” which you can show on your phone when you arrive at the vaccine clinic.
  • Provide proof of eligibility upon arrival: Please bring with you your SU I.D. card and your driver’s license or government-issued identification card or passport. You will also need to bring some evidence of a local address (i.e., a piece of mail, school record or a current rent receipt or lease).
  • Bring your insurance card: You will be asked for insurance information, but the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. This information is for administrative use only. You do not need to have insurance to get the vaccine.

Please note: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines both require a second dose, which will be scheduled during your appointment for the first dose. The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose. For vaccines that require two doses, make sure to plan to attend your second appointment in the same location as your first appointment. For Moderna, the second dose is given 28 days after the first and for Pfizer, the second dose is given 21 days after the first.

Free transportation available: Syracuse University running a free a shuttle from the College Place bus stop to Onondaga County’s OnCenter vaccination clinic. Shuttles operate weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., running on a continuous loop.

Submitting Proof of Your Vaccination for Students

For those students who have already received the COVID vaccine, we ask that you please submit your documentation through the Student Patient Portal. Doing so may eventually allow you to forego testing standards as a requirement for entry into certain venues and participation in certain events. For example, beginning April 1, New York State will exempt vaccinated individuals from pre-event testing requirements otherwise required to enter large sports and performance venues across the state (including our stadium).

Faculty and Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Status Attestation Questionnaire

The Office of Human Resources is asking faculty and staff to complete a brief COVID-19 Vaccine Status Attestation Questionnaire to confirm their vaccination status. Faculty and staff can also use the form to claim exemption from this requirement for medical or sincerely held religious reasons. Completion of this form is not necessary for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine on campus.