Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccines Available at DeWeese Health Center
Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff,
We want to remind you that COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to all members of the Kent State community and their families at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus. University Health Services is offering vaccines Monday through Friday, at varying hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., depending on the availability of vaccines.
The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are being offered. Recipients must select which brand they want to receive at the time they schedule their appointment. Both brands may not be offered every day. Both brands require that the recipient be at least 18 years old. The Johnson & Johnson shot requires just one dose, while the Moderna shot requires a second dose in 28 days.
All university students, faculty and staff, and their spouses and dependents are eligible to receive a vaccine at DeWeese. Use this link to schedule an appointment or call the health center at 330-672-2322 to schedule a vaccine appointment. While walk-ins are not accepted, those who want a same-day appointment should be able to register for one.
Students, faculty and staff from the Regional Campuses and the College of Podiatric Medicine can be vaccinated by contacting their county health departments at their respective locales or by scheduling through the state’s vaccination portal. However, anyone from a Regional Campus or the College of Podiatric Medicine may make an appointment at DeWeese.
The university strongly encourages all members of our community to Flash Your Arm and get vaccinated. Remember, you are not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your final dose of the vaccine.
It is more important than ever for us to get vaccinated. Several variant strains of COVID-19 already are prominent in Northeast Ohio. As the virus mutates, it is shifting gears and is expected to disproportionately impact younger people. Widespread vaccination is the best way to stop new infections. The COVID-19 vaccine also has been shown to prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and death.
Vaccines are our best path back to normal, where face coverings and limits on gatherings are no longer necessary. The COVID-19 virus is still very much with us. Now is the time for us to redouble our efforts to get vaccinated and follow the Flashes Safe Eight so that we can look forward to a fall semester with fewer restrictions and less threat to our health.
Lisa Dannemiller, M.D.
Chief University Physician
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of University Health Services