UB has reported a 99% student vaccination rate for COVID-19 — the highest rate in the SUNY system, according to administrators.
Roughly 28,500 students — including all 6,800 students living in on-campus residence halls and apartments — have submitted proof of full vaccination, UB says. That outpaces the rate of all other state schools.
“It’s been great to see the enthusiasm from students this week,” UB Vice President for Student Life Brian Hamulk said. “They are energized to be on campus, and we’re just as excited to see all the activity on campus again. I want to thank all of our students for their compliance with the university’s health and safety guidelines this week. They are taking this seriously and are doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
UB has been encouraging students to get vaccinated since the beginning of the year and implemented its vaccine mandate for anyone attending in-person classes or living on campus on Aug. 23, when the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech regiment.
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