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URMC can offer vaccine to eligible 1b faculty, staff, and students

NOTE: Please visit our Vaccine page for the latest updates and guidance. The below was the most recent information as-of March 23.

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to University of Rochester and UR Medicine faculty, staff, and students who meet New York State’s 1b eligibility criteria, starting as early as Tuesday, March 23. You can check your eligibility at: COVID-19 Vaccine: Phased Distribution of the Vaccine (

People 50 years and older, as well as those with eligible comorbid conditions, are welcome to register. For employment-based 1b eligibility, eligible graduate and undergraduate students who fall under the 1b category of “in-person college/university faculty and essential in-person staff,” may include RAs, GRAs, GTAs, GAs, or another type of in-person and/or hourly-paid student worker. Note: students must have paid employment, a stipend, fellowships, or assistantship appointments that require in-person activities; students who are working 100% remotely are not included in employment-based 1b categories.

Signing Up 

Vaccination registration is required through a secure URMC waitlist, found at:

Everyone must provide a University email address when signing onto the waitlist, and then will be sent an email invitation to sign up as URMC receives vaccine from the state and is able to open appointments. Individuals must also attest to their 1b eligibility. Appointment slots are expected to be available beginning Tuesday, March 23. They will be limited and will be on a “first clicked, first scheduled” basis, so check your email frequently after signing onto the waitlist.

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