Westchester Community College Converts Physical Education Building to Temporary Vaccination Facility
Westchester Community College has partnered with the Westchester County Department of Health to convert its Physical Education building into a temporary vaccination facility. To protect the health and safety of the community at large, the College has established a process to separate those coming onto campus for the vaccine from students and employees who utilize the campus facilities for college purposes. No one is permitted on campus for a vaccine without an appointment.
“WCC is proud to support the efforts of our local and state officials in the fight against this public health threat,” said Dr. Belinda Miles, President of Westchester Community College. “Throughout this crisis, WCC has been serving the community at large, implementing food drives for families in need, providing PPE and ventilators to medical staff and facilities, and offering support services like financial aid, technical support and mental health counseling to help our students stay on track toward their academic and professional goals.”
To see if you are eligible for a vaccine appointment through New York State please use these resources:
- Westchester County residents including WCC faculty and students may go to the NYS website to determine eligibility and find a vaccination location at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
- The State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline will open for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
- Prior to receiving the vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine.
Westchester Community College provides over 24,000 full-time and part-time students with an education taught by award-winning faculty at one of the lowest tuition rates in New York State. The college offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in such high-demand fields as cybersecurity, health information technology, respiratory therapy, and digital filmmaking. The college reflects the rich diversity of its region and was the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.