COVID-19 Update: On-campus Vaccine Opportunity April 8


Dear Kenyon College community, 

Knox Public Health (KPH) will offer a first-come-first-serve COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Kenyon students Thursday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lowry Center’s Toan Track. The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine will be offered, which has received Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for people 18 years of age and older; it is free of charge and available to students regardless of residency or citizenship. While strongly encouraged, vaccination is not required this semester.

Students, let us know you plan to attend

  • To help KPH plan staffing and supplies for the clinic, students in residence who plan to attend the clinic should complete this brief intent form by Wednesday, April 7, at noon. Please note that, depending on interest, we may not be able to accommodate every student at this clinic. 

  • To reduce registration and check-in time, please print and complete to the best of your ability this consent form on Thursday morning, prior to arriving at the clinic. Please also bring your Kenyon ID (K Card).

  • If you wish to attend the clinic but have class Thursday morning, please be in touch with your faculty member to discuss your options.


  • Per the state’s guidance, this allotment of J&J vaccines is intended for students. If supplies and staffing allow us to extend this opportunity to employees, we will send a message to all employees late Thursday morning. 

  • Please note that students who have already received one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will not be eligible to receive their second dose at this clinic, as only the one-shot J&J vaccine will be available and vaccines cannot be mixed. Students who have received the first dose should keep their second appointments as scheduled with their existing provider. As a reminder, Knox Area Transit is providing free transportation for county residents, including students, to KPH clinics and to appointments at Knox Community Hospital; call 740-392-7433 for more information and to schedule a ride. 

Other vaccination options

We strongly encourage all members of our community to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and are grateful to KPH and the State of Ohio for helping to facilitate this on-campus opportunity. Please visit our website for a complete list of options for securing a vaccine, including details on the KPH-Knox Community Hospital’s appointment waitlist. KPH also will offer two first-come-first-serve clinics tomorrow, April 7. The first will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MVHS Energy Fieldhouse, and the second from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Knox County Career Center cafeteria

Testing and other updates this week

As a reminder, we are in a quiet period through Friday, April 9, and are testing all students-in-residence this week for COVID-19, including students who have been partially or fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine will not cause a positive PCR test result. COVID-19 case and testing data is available on the College’s online dashboard, which is updated weekdays around 6 p.m. EST. We have received 1181 COVID-19 test results in the past seven days, 9 of which were positive. We currently have 5 active cases among students on campus, and 43 students are in quarantine. You may opt in to daily dashboard reminders by submitting this form.