Dear Adelphi Community,
On November 19, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance on booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to permit everyone over the age of 18 to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if they are at least six months beyond their second dose.
Here at Adelphi, we are offering free on-site Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Adelphi faculty, staff and students.
We do not have the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) or Moderna booster vaccines on hand, therefore following guidance from the Nassau County Department of Health, we encourage individuals vaccinated with those vaccines to reach out to their healthcare provider or local pharmacy for booster vaccine availability.
The updated eligibility expands the criteria for booster doses, which previously limited boosters to individuals over 65, those with certain health conditions, and those who live or work in high-risk settings. Everyone who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was eligible for a booster dose two months after the date of their first dose.
How Do I Get Vaccinated?
To schedule an on-campus booster vaccine appointment, call Health Services at 516.877.6002 or email healthservicescenter@adelphi.
Community members may also be vaccinated through a state-administered site or through an authorized vaccination site, including hospitals and pharmacies.
To Find a State-Administered Site
Use the New York state online vaccine finder, or call the New York state COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 833.697.4829.
To Find an Authorized Vaccination Site (including Hospitals and Pharmacies)
Booster doses can also be scheduled at pharmacies and other healthcare providers by searching here.
Reminder: It’s Flu Season
The COVID-19 vaccine will not protect you from the flu. Adelphi Health Services is also offering free flu vaccines to Adelphi community members. Call 516.877.6002 to schedule an on-campus appointment for a free Flu vaccine .
Adelphi University Health Services strongly encourages our Adelphi community to take measures that safeguard their family, friends, and colleagues. We are pleased to be able to offer these free on-site vaccinations for the benefit of our faculty, students and staff.
Nicole Gaudino MS, AGNP-C
Executive Director of University Health and Wellness
Public Health & Wellness Committee