The University will resume its vaccination clinics on Wednesday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Thursday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the James A. Rhodes Arena.
The single-dose J&J vaccine will be administered.
Both students and employees are eligible. Additionally, the University has been given permission from the state to offer the vaccine to students from the Akron campus of Stark State College.
Appointments for the clinics are available on the Klein's Pharmacy webpage, UA's partner for this initiative.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend use of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine resume in the United States, after a temporary pause. A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.
The adverse event that led to the pause in administering the J&J vaccine is very rare, occurring at a rate of about 7 per 1 million vaccinated women between 18 and 49 years old. For women 50 years and older and men of all ages, this adverse event is even more rare.
For three weeks after receiving the J&J vaccine, be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets.
Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms.
UA encourages everyone to roll up their sleeve and get vaccinated.
Feb. 25, 2021
We have received many questions about the vaccination and how it will affect your activities on campus.
What can you do now?
Getting the vaccine once it is available to your designated group is necessary to reopen campus to the fullest and safest extent possible.
Until a substantial number of Ohioans can be vaccinated, proper prevention, like wearing masks and social distancing, will reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. As a Zip, you are expected to continue following all campus guidelines.
You’ve received your vaccine…now what?
Even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, you must follow campus policies, which includes wearing face coverings, participating in screening tests and maintaining social distance. We encourage you to remain diligent and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Would I still need to quarantine if I’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine and I’ve been contacted by a contact tracer?
If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, you would be exempt from quarantine if you meet ALL the following requirements:
In addition to local and state protocols, we will continue to follow guidance from the CDC for quarantine and isolation. Individuals who are ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should complete the University reporting form.
UA’s COVID-19 Response Team, as well as local and county health officials, will continue to address questions and concerns as they arise. We thank you for your patience as we begin to navigate this next phase of the pandemic together.