Apr. 8—Starting this week, many college students in the Miami Valley will be able to be vaccinated against coronavirus without leaving campus.
With the school year ending for many colleges and universities in early May, the state aims to vaccinate as many students as possible before they leave campus.
Gov. Mike DeWine said last week that most campuses will receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
"By offering vaccinations on college campuses we believe more students will opt to get the vaccine and they'll get it with their peers," the governor said.
So far, here's when local colleges have schedule their COVID vaccine clinics:
Central State University
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available to students on Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Beacom-Lewis/Walker Gymnasiums.
Information about additional clinics will be available the week of April 12.
Clark State College
Clark State is partnering with the Clark County Combined Health District for a vaccine clinic scheduled for Thursday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The clinic will be at Clark State's main campus at 570 East Leffel Lane in Springfield. Patients should enter the Sara T. Landess Technology Center using door 20. Personnel will be on-site to help guide people through the vaccination process.
Walk-ins are welcome, but students are encouraged to register ahead of time here.
The Pfizer vaccine will distributed at the clinic. A second-dose vaccine clinic is scheduled for May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miami University will offer the vaccine to students on April 10-11 and April 15-16.
The University has received 3,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for students. Clinics for second doses will be on May 1-2 and May 6-8.
Students living on campus will have the initial opportunity to schedule a vaccine appointment, then students taking in-person or hybrid classes. If any appointments are available, the clinics will be open to any students.
The University will email students with information on registering for an appointment. It hopes to offer additional vaccine clinics this month.
University of Dayton
A vaccination clinic for students will be held at UD Arena from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 11. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at the clinic.
The site is in partnership with the University, Premier Health and Miami Valley Hospital.
Wilberforce University will hold vaccine clinics for students every Monday in April from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gaston Lewis Arena gymnasium.
The University is partnering with Greene County Health Department to distribute the vaccine.
To register for a vaccine appointment visit http://www.gcph.info or https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.
Students will be able to get vaccinated during a clinic Thursday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wittenberg University's Health, Wellness, and Athletics Complex.
The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. The second-dose clinic is scheduled for Thursday, April 29.
Students can register using a special portal specifically for students. Walk-in appointments will be accepted, but students with an appointment will have a shorter wait time.
Students who have scheduled an appointment off-campus but who wish to switch their appointment can email email@example.com.
Wright State University
Wright State students can register for a COVID vaccine appointment through Student Health Services and Wright State Physicians.
Registration is available using the Wright State Physicians patient portal or by calling 937-245-7200.
Student-only vaccine clinics will be held at the Wright State Physicians Health Center at 725 University Boulevard.
The University also received a small shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines and will begin administering shots weekly to students on April 8.