College Student Vaccination Day, April 15th, is Cancelled
- Out of an abundance of caution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the New York State Department of Health have communicated to health care providers that, due to concern of a potential extremely rare adverse reaction to the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, there is a pause on offering the vaccine to people. This will allow for a more thorough review of the medical data.
- The College Student Vaccination Day at the Mall Site is cancelled.
- We recommend that students keep their name on the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) registry as they may be contacted to receive the 2-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at the Mall Site if available.
- There will not be a shuttle/TCAT transportation directly to the Mall Site as had been planned for Thursday.
Information about Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Potential Rare Adverse Reaction
- The potential extremely rare adverse reaction which has occurred following the administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a rare and severe type of blood clot. If students have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the past 3 weeks and experience severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath, they should seek prompt medical attention at the nearest emergency department. For our students, Cayuga Medical Center, 101 Dates Drive, is the nearest location.
- Students are welcome to call the Hammond Health Center at 607-274-3177 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have non-urgent questions.
Tompkins County Health Department press release:
Health Center Hours:
January 19th - May 21st: Clinic hours are 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 11am-4pm
TO IMMEDIATELY REPORT AN EMERGENCY
Campus phones: 911 calls go directly to Ithaca College security for the fastest response. Ithaca College will coordinate with local emergency services.
Cell phones: 911 calls go directly to local 911 dispatch.
Students must call 607-274-3177 for an appointment before coming to the Health Center and will be directed how to proceed. In order to comply with social distancing recommendations and to reduce the spread of illness, no one will be allowed into the Health Center without talking to our staff on the phone first. There will be no web-booking available at this time.
Our dispensary will be available for over-the-counter medication purchases. Students should contact the Health Center prior to coming over so that we can best accommodate your needs.
- We will not be offering Medicar services at this time.
We ask that students who are no longer on campus reach out to their home providers for prescription refills, etc. If this is not possible, students who have been prescribed medication at the health center may contact us via the web portal or by phone to communicate with their Hammond Health Center provider.