New guidance for students scheduling Pfizer vaccine at OHIO’s student clinics
Due to the national pause in distributing the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the University is now offering students the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at its campus clinics. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose 21 days after the first. Because some students may not be able to return to campus for the second dose, University leadership has identified the following options for students to secure their second dose:
- Those who are in Athens or able to travel to Athens can get their second dose at Heritage Hall on the Ohio University campus.
- Those who receive a first dose at one of the student clinics on campus are not required to get a second dose at that location. Students can contact their local health departments, pharmacies and other vaccine providers in their home communities to ask if they are able to provide a second dose.
- Those OHIO students who received a first dose elsewhere can receive a second dose from the Athens City-County Health Department (ACCHD) at any time (vaccination record of first dose date and location will be required). ACCHD currently hosts its community COVID-19 vaccination clinics, in addition to student clinics, at Heritage Hall and students are welcome to book an appointment at any of these clinics through the state portal (https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/).
For more information on OHIO student vaccination clinics, visit https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/vaccine/student-clinics.