Anyone who lives in Central New York knows that internet access can be a challenge and that's why many residents living in rural areas may not be informed about COVID-19 vaccine information, including available clinics and current eligibility rules. With that in mind, over 50 SUNY Oneonta students through SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community are canvassing areas of Otsego County that are internet challenged to distribute informational flyers about getting a COVID-19 vaccine and how to register to receive one. According to SUNY Oneonta officials, flyers share contact information that people can use to call for assistance when scheduling an appointment, as well as arrange for a ride to the vaccination site at SUNY Oneonta.

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Acting SUNY Oneonta President Dennis Craig says, “These students, along with other volunteers, are doing a very important job. They are ensuring that all people throughout Otsego County have the knowledge and access to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19.”

In this endeavor to make a difference in our local communities, these volunteering students efforts are part of a community initiative including organizations like Opportunities for Otsego, Otsego County Office for the Aging, Otsego Community Foundation, Bassett Healthcare and Otsego County Health and Wellness.

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