Availability in New York State
New Yorkers 16 years of age or older are eligible to schedule appointments. Eligible people can schedule appointments with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals. You are responsible for making your own appointment.
RIT students living in Rochester (on- or off-campus) are considered Monroe County residents. If you are on campus or currently located in the Rochester area and are looking to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, consider scheduling a vaccine appointment at the Wegmans located at 650 Hylan Drive. The RIT off-campus shuttle runs seven days a week and stops at the entrance to the Wegmans parking lot.
Students who are struggling with the logistics of scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination, including locating available appointments and obtaining transportation, can contact Case Management for support.
RIT strongly encourages a COVID-19 vaccination. Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:
- Pfizer (two-dose vaccine, 3 weeks in between doses)
- Moderna (two-dose vaccine, 4 weeks in between doses)
- Johnson & Johnson (single-dose vaccine)
If you are getting a two-dose vaccine, you must get both doses at the same location. Do not start the vaccine process if you do not plan on being in town for your second dose. There is no cost to the individual for any of the vaccines. Any individuals who have already had the COVID-19 infection may receive the vaccination and are encouraged to do so.