Flu Shots, COVID-19 Boosters Available on Kent Campus

Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff,

The DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus is hosting upcoming immunization clinics for flu shots and the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

Flu Shot Clinics

Two flu shot clinics will be offered:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kent State Library, second floor, for all students, faculty and staff.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kent Student Center ballroom, for faculty and staff.

COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters

A clinic offering the Moderna brand bivalent COVID-19 booster shot will be:

  • Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 25 on the lower level of DeWeese for students, faculty and staff ages 18 or older.

You must bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or international documentation to your appointment, or you will not be able to receive the booster shot. Those who cannot locate their vaccine card or documentation will need to obtain a replacement card or document from the provider of your previous vaccines.

Bivalent booster shots have been formulated to provide additional protection against omicron variants of COVID-19. The Moderna booster is approved for those aged 18 and older. However, DeWeese is offering the Pfizer brand bivalent booster, which is approved for ages 12 and up, by appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend bivalent booster shots be given at least two months after completion of the COVID-19 vaccine series or any previous COVID-19 booster and at least 90 days after someone has had COVID-19.

Registration

For those who cannot attend the clinics, flu shots and COVID-19 boosters are available daily at DeWeese, for all students, faculty, staff and their dependents, regardless of campus. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and flu shots also are available through these links at a variety of locations throughout the state, many of which are more convenient for our regional campuses.

Register for the clinics or an individual appointment by visiting the DeWeese patient portal or by calling 330-672-2322. If using the online portal, you will be asked to register for a patient account first before you can schedule an appointment.

Visit University Health Services for more information on flu shot clinics or all other immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

Immunization is our best offense for keeping our campus community healthy during the upcoming cold and flu season. Please get yours!

Sincerely,

Lisa Dannemiller, M.D.
Chief University Physician
DeWeese Health Center

POSTED: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:11am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:12pm
WRITTEN BY:
Lisa Dannemiller, M.D.