In today’s State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the launch of the nation’s first public health corps to support New York's effort to vaccinate nearly 20 million people. As part of the effort, up to 1,000 fellows will be recruited to assist with vaccination operations and will receive an intensive public health training curriculum developed by Cornell University.

Martha E. Pollack, president of Cornell University, says: 

“We are honored to partner with Governor Cuomo and the State of New York to create the new Public Health Corps. As a leading research university, Cornell looks forward to training those who will do the critical work of ensuring the fair and effective distribution of the vaccine to the people of New York.” 

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