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This message was sent to the Rockefeller community from Occupational Health Services on January 11, 2021 at 10:57 a.m.
Subject: OHS COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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To the Rockefeller University Community,

In order to maintain equitable distribution, NYCDOH is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine through major medical centers and vaccine hubs. Occupational Health Services has placed a vaccine order for the RU community, and we plan to begin an on-campus vaccination program when this supply becomes available. In the meantime, we encourage everyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine at your earliest opportunity.

Beginning Monday 1/11/2021 NYC will begin vaccinating those healthcare workers, essential workers, and people over 75 who fall into Phase 1A or the initial groups in Phase 1B. These groups include:

  1. Healthcare workers and personnel who have patient contact
  2. Teachers and education workers (P-12 only)
  3. First responders
  4. Public safety workers (Security)
  5. Public transit workers
  6. People ages 75 and older
  7. Student health employees in patient-facing roles
  8. Employees administering COVID-19 tests
  9. Students on clinical rotations with patient-facing roles
  10. Anyone who volunteers to administer COVID-19 vaccines

If you believe you are eligible for the vaccine, locate a vaccine site here. You can also schedule directly through NYC Health and Hospitals here, and teachers can sign up to be vaccinated at Mount Sinai here. If you are not certain whether you qualify after reading the information above, please confirm your eligibility here.

The COVID-19 vaccination is 94% effective in protecting you from COVID-19 after two doses. You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine; in fact, when you get vaccinated, you protect yourself, your family, and your friends.

Please see the attached information sheet for more information on the vaccine, and send proof of vaccination to The situation is rapidly evolving, and we will keep you updated with changes.

Be well,

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet.pdf