Pace University has a supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine available on our New York City and Pleasantville campuses. These vaccines are open to all Pace students, faculty, and staff, regardless of home campus.
We will be distributing these doses via Pace’s University Health Care. You must sign up for an appointment by calling (212) 346-1600 in New York City or (914) 773-3760 in Westchester. After making your appointment, please complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form before arriving for your appointment.
Getting vaccinated as soon as you can is the best way to protect your health, protect the community, and help us return to a near-normal life. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was briefly suspended because of an exceedingly rare occurrence of unusual blood clots among people who received that vaccine. Of nearly 8 million doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified only 15 cases. The new FDA fact sheet for the vaccine (also called the Janssen vaccine, named for Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit) notes that most people who developed these clots were women between the ages of 18 and 49. “The chance of having this occur is remote,” the fact sheet says. It also gives guidance on symptoms to be alert for.
To be clear, no one is required to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
There is now wide availability of the other FDA-authorized vaccines throughout the city and state. Additionally, both city-run sites and state-run sites are now permitting walk-in vaccinations without an appointment. Check their websites for more information.
We will update you if we receive any further information.