New York Tech faculty administering a vaccine.


New York Tech Participates in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

August 10, 2021

Pictured: Hallie Zwibel, D.O., assistant dean of clinical operations, administers vaccines at the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge on the Long Island campus.

On August 4, New York Tech participated in the White House and U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. The university joined forces with hundreds of colleges around the country to help put an end to the pandemic.

Students, faculty, staff, and their family and friends received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at NYIT de Seversky Mansion on the Long Island campus and 1855 Broadway on the New York City campus. Each event featured music, giveaways, and refreshments.

“Offering the COVID-19 vaccine at our New York campuses for our community members and their family and friends is New York Tech’s way of helping to end this pandemic,” said Tiffani Blake, M.Ed., assistant provost for student engagement and development. “We hope that the vaccination, along with our sharing of health and safety information and resources, can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 and lead us to safely engaging in person again.”


Associate Dean of Campus Life Patricia Napolitano prepares to welcome recipients of the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on the New York City campus.

To continue the fight against COVID-19, students are invited to support the effort by joining the COVID-19 Community Corps, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Members will receive timely, accurate information to share with family, friends, and neighbors and encourage them to get vaccinated.

Core members will receive fact sheets on vaccine safety, tips on how to talk with friends and family about the importance of vaccination, and hints for planning and attending community events, as well as social media content to share with followers and regular email updates with the latest vaccine news and resources to share.