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Local vaccine availability – starting tomorrow; Free shuttle ride to Monroe County location

RIT students,
Monroe County has COVID-19 vaccination availability Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 as well as Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20 at the Fleet Center COVID-19 vaccination site. You MUST sign-up in advance for the vaccine.
Additionally, please be aware this is the Pfizer vaccine which requires two shots. If you sign up, you have to commit to a second shot 21 days later. Please make sure you will still be in the Rochester area for the second shot.
Schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
RIT will provide free, ADA accessible shuttles on Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16. You MUST sign-up for transportation in advance, as space is limited. Shuttles will depart from D-Lot every 30 minutes starting at 1 p.m., with the last shuttle departing from D-Lot at 4 p.m. Please arrive in D-Lot 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Vaccine appointment times for those riding the shuttle are flexible – the vaccine site will be notified that you are traveling via shuttle and will begin your vaccination process upon arrival at the Fleet Center. RIT will provide transportation for the second dose as well on May 6 and 7.
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When scheduling your appointment, give careful consideration to your class and work schedule.
Q: What other options are available if these dates and times don’t fit my schedule?
A: Each day, there are unused doses available at Monroe County COVID-19 vaccination sites due to cancellations and no-shows, and doses must be used by the close of business. Please call 585-455-7298 at 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. You’ll be notified of available remaining doses in the area and will be directed to a local vaccine site for an appointment that evening.
For additional COVID-19 vaccination site resources, visit https://www.rit.edu/ready/covid-19-vaccine-information.
A vaccination clinic designed specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at the Frederick Douglass Recreation Center through Rochester’s Deaf Refugee Advocacy Center and Partners in Deaf Health. Register by videophone: VP: (585) 450-3330 and visit https://www.DeafRefugeeAdvocacy.org/vaccine for information on what to bring.

Shuttle service from RIT (Lot D Pump House) to the Douglass Center will be available from 12 – 4 p.m. with last pick up at RIT at 3pm. Sign up for the shuttle through CampusGroups.
If you are struggling with the logistics of how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination, contact Case Management at casemanagement@rit.edu.
Wendy Gelbard, MD
Associate Vice President
Wellness Student Affairs

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