Marymount Manhattan College’s Health and Safety team is uplifted by the expeditious rollouts of the successful COVID-19 vaccines.
Fall 2021 Vaccination Update
As President Kerry Walk announced March 15, 2021, MMC plans to have 80 percent of classes in-person or blended for the Fall 2021 term. To provide the safest environment for all those in our close-knit teaching and learning community, MMC will require all students who are present on campus this fall to provide either:
a) confirmation that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
b) an application stating a medical, religious, or other reason for exemption from vaccination, subject to approval by the College’s Health and Safety team.
This requirement is an important component of MMC’s overall Health and Safety plan for limiting the impact of COVID-19 on our campus. It is our expectation that all faculty and staff who come to campus will also be fully vaccinated, or exempted, prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Current research shows that vaccination against COVID-19 protects individuals from severe or symptomatic infection, reduces asymptomatic infection, and potentially limits transmission of the virus. The widespread availability of vaccines will allow for most people to receive the vaccine locally or in their home communities.
Having a high vaccination level among our community members—and being able to document it—is vitally important for the continued health and safety of the College. More information will be provided regarding our submission and exemption process, as well as Fall 2021 health and safety guidelines.
FAQs Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination
New York State Guidelines
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents 12 and older. People who live outside of the state but work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated. People who are eligible based on employment include both paid and unpaid workers. Please note: Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those ages 12-17.
Visit the NYC Department of Health’s official website for the most up-to-date information.
If you believe you are eligible, please complete this New York State form to find a site to be vaccinated, or click here to find New York City (NYC) vaccination sites. Additional resources for locating vaccines are included below.
Students will be required to bring proof of age and current New York residency to their vaccine appointment(s), and you can review acceptable forms of proof of eligibility under the “Vaccination Instructions” section on the New York State website. Students living outside of New York should visit their state or country’s government website for information about vaccine eligibility in their area.
Additional Ways to Make an Appointment
- New York City Vaccine Finder - Map
- NYC Vaccine List - Volunteer Led
- Manhattan Borough President Vaccine Page
- Vaccine Finder
- The Actor’s Fund - Entertainment/Performing Arts students
Information about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and its availability is rapidly changing. Do you have questions about the vaccine or other health and safety concerns? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will respond as soon as possible.