NY public colleges aim to require vaccine in Sept.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York will require students of the state's and New York City's public university and college systems to get vaccinated to attend in-person classes this fall. (May 10)

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ANDREW CUOMO: You're a young person, you go to a SUNY school, State University of New York, City University of New York, you must have a vaccine to come back in September. If you must have a vaccine, get it now if you have to get it anyway. I also encourage private schools to do the same thing.

Let's make a global statement-- you cannot go back to school in person in September unless you have a vaccine. That will be a major motivation for people to get the vaccine. And if you have to get it by September, you may as well get it now. Why wouldn't you get it now?

By September, the federal government would have to do the approval beyond the EUA, or is it the EAU? EUA, Emergency Use Authorization. They would have to give it full approval before September. Otherwise, SUNY, CUNY could not mandate if it doesn't have the full approval. You cannot legally mandate just EUA. We believe they will do that in the near future.