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Zippy, the university mascot, encourages all to roll up their sleeves and receive the COVID vaccine

UA is offering on-campus COVID vaccination clinics for enrolled students

The University of Akron is holding a series of COVID vaccination clinics for enrolled degree-seeking students who are at least 18 years old. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose, will be administered during the clinics.

 Students: Check your Zipmail for appointment dates and the link to reserve an appointment.

The clinics will be held in partnership with Klein’s Pharmacy, an independent, family-owned pharmacy out of Cuyahoga Falls.

“As advocates of health promotion and wellness, the medical providers of Student Health Services strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to receive a COVID vaccine, whether that be on campus or through another provider,” said Lisa Ritenour, director of Student Health Services.

Students should bring their student ID and their health insurance information to their appointment. In the absence of health insurance information, students should bring their driver’s license.

All members of the UA community are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated.

Policies for those who have been 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: 

  • Have had both doses of the vaccine.
  • Had their final dose at least two weeks ago and less than three months ago.
  • Are not showing coronavirus symptoms.

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.


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