TC3 and all of SUNY to require students to get Vaccinated

Tompkins Cortland Community College (Provided)

Tompkins Cortland Community College (Provided)

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY -- TC3 is following SUNY’s student vaccination mandate made after the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine earlier this week.

Now all institutions of higher education in Tompkins County have vaccine requirements for students starting class this for Fall 2021. 

Students attending TC3 must complete their vaccination shots before September 27 or provide requests for medical or religious exemptions by September 1st.

The College will be holding on campus pop up clinics on September 1st and 2nd, then again on September 22nd and 23rd.

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