Since the email we sent Saturday, we received additional clarification from New York State that we want to share.
The state has provided more detail on how it defines workers eligible for vaccination in Phase 1b. Most directly relevant for us, the list now includes “in-person college instructors” as eligible to be vaccinated beginning today.
What hasn’t changed since our Saturday message: Columbia University itself does not have access to the vaccine allocation at this time. If you believe you are now eligible, please visit "NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder" for information about where you may be able to schedule an appointment.
We will provide further updates as soon as we have more information to report.
Senior Executive Vice President
SVP and COO, CUIMC
University COVID Director