COVID-19 Update: Vaccine clinic to be offered on campus

Governor DeWine announced that Ohio colleges and universities will receive allocations of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

By Communications staff

Dear Kenyon campus community,

Governor DeWine announced this afternoon that Ohio colleges and universities will receive allocations of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week. This is part of a statewide effort to increase vaccination rates among college students before they depart campuses this spring. 

We are grateful for the state’s continued commitment to the higher education community and are eager to facilitate distribution of the vaccine on Kenyon’s campus. There are a number of logistical details to work through with our distribution partner, Knox Public Health, including the medical supplies and staff needed to administer the vaccine. We will announce the date, time and location of our on-campus clinic(s) as those details are finalized. 

We do not yet know whether we will be able to extend this opportunity to Kenyon employees or if it will be limited to students.

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. 

We strongly encourage all members of our community to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. In all cases, the vaccine is free of charge. 

Prepared by the Office of Communications April 1, 2021