MCNY cares about the health of our community. To provide the most up-to-date information on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccines, we have been inviting experts in the field to present and answer questions about vaccine effectiveness, side effects, reducing serious illness and keeping hospitalization rates down. The webinars listed below contain important information that will help you make the right decision for yourself,  your family and your community.

MCNY will require that all members of the MCNY community—faculty, staff and students—be vaccinated in order to enter our campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx, effective September 7, 2021. We encourage you to get the COVID 19 vaccine if you haven’t already done so.

In partnership with our colleagues at NYC Health & Hospitals, mobile COVID-19 vaccination units will be stationed at both campuses in August and September. This will enable those of you who have not yet received the vaccine to get one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer vaccine three weeks apart. These are walk-in vaccine clinics—no appointments are needed.

Additional information on campus policies, announcements and instructions are available here on

“Community Conversations: COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A: Facts and Myths about Covid-19 Vaccines”

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00pm, MCNY hosted “Summer 2021 Virtual Lecture Series – COVID Vaccines to Stop the Spread of the Pandemic” with Dr. Renuka Gupta, co-hosted by MCNY MPA Professor Dominick Boyce. This webinar was presented by Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital in partnership with MCNY.

“Community Conversations: COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A: Facts and Myths about Covid-19 Vaccines”

On Monday, July 26th at 6:00 pm, Metropolitan College of New York, in partnership with NYU Langone hosted “Community Conversations: COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A: Facts and Myths about Covid-19 Vaccines” moderated by Professor Dominick Boyce and featuring Drs. Joseph Ravenell and Aisha Langford.

Virtual Town Hall: Facts and Myths about Covid-19 Vaccines

On Thursday, April 8, 7:00 PM, Metropolitan College of New York held a Virtual Town Hall co-sponsored by the MCNY Faculty Council and MCNY Library. Our panel of experts discussed the “FACTS” and “MYTHS” surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines with a focus on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting African-American, LatinX, and other U.S. minority communities. The webinar was moderated by Dominick Boyce, NAACP Health Committee Chair and MCNY MPA Professor who was joined by panelists Vickie Powell, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Site Director: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Allen Hospital, Lawrence Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Julia Iyasere, MD MBA, Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice, Vice President, New York-Presbyterian and Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC, Jedan Phillips, MD, Associate Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University and Aylia Doomes,NAACP Next Gen Leader and Medical Student, CUNY School of Medicine.