Vaccine Shots Available Tuesday at Field House

Update: Tuesday, March 30 at 9:27 p.m.

  • PLEASE NOTE:  If you received a first-dose vaccine at the Kent State Field House on Tuesday, March 30,  the access code you were given to schedule your second-dose appointment is not working due to an error in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Vaccine Management System.
    • You will be receiving a robocall informing you of this information from the Ohio Department of Health. This may be a 614 area code. You will receive a second call in the next few days that will schedule you for your second dose. 
    • The Portage County Health District does not control the scheduling system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we onboard onto the ODH scheduling system. 
    • The ODH line is 1-866-982-1979. 
    • See the original Tweet shared by Portage County Health.

Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff,

The Portage County Combined General Health District has open appointments for COVID-19 vaccine shots at the Kent State University Field House on Tuesday, March 30.

If you want to try to secure one of these appointments, please visit Ohio’s statewide vaccination portal to register. Select Portage County Field House event to check for availability. Make sure to click on March 30 on the pop-up calendar. Appointments are required; walk-ins will not be permitted.

Vaccines currently being distributed at the field house are Moderna and Pfizer brands. Anyone who receives a vaccine will be scheduled for a return appointment to receive their second dose in three to four weeks. It is important that you will be in the Kent area to receive your second dose at that time.

This scheduling requirement could be particularly pertinent to students living in Kent Campus residence halls, who may be leaving by the end of spring break on April 17 and not returning to campus when classes go fully remote for the remainder of the semester.

For students living off campus who will remain in Kent through mid-May, commuter students living in the region, faculty and staff, we hope the field house becomes a convenient option for you to receive both doses of your vaccine.

Where you get your shot, however, is not as important as getting your shot. Get vaccinated as soon as you can wherever you can find an open appointment.

Please remember that while COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory, the university is strongly encouraging them for all members of our community as part of our strategic plan to see all campus operations return to pre-pandemic normal.

POSTED: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 2:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 9:37pm