After getting my COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer) at SUNY Oneonta, a New York State-run vaccination site, I was pleased to learn that SUNY Oneonta Acting President Dennis Craig presented the clinic workers with an over-sized thank-you card yesterday at a recognition event on campus because they deserve it for their hard work.

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According to a news release, Craig said at the presentation, “Our college is proud to host this site and grateful to the workers who have made COVID vaccination accessible to the residents of Otsego County and the surrounding communities.”

I for one am very grateful that SUNY Oneonta became a site to receive the vaccine, especially since I live close to campus. Talk about convenient for me and my family, but more than that, I really thought that the National Guard and Bassett Healthcare Network Nurses did a great job in making the experience as easy and safe as possible. It's very well run and at this point, probably a quick in and out for most people getting their vaccine.

Since SUNY Oneonta opened as a state-run mass vaccination site in March, over 30,000 people have received their Pfizer vaccines in the Alumni Field House which has plenty of room for a large gathering of people, making it a safe location to distribute shots.

If you would like to receive the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine, walk-ins are welcome at SUNY Oneonta and its first-come, first-served. That vaccine is for anyone 18 and older. If you prefer to make an appointment, schedule it at

Any eligible New Yorker who has not received a COVID vaccination also can schedule an appointment at


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