Dispensing Vaccines

 

Vaccine Availability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two COVID-19 vaccines and authorized one vaccine for emergency use.

The University of Toledo, in partnership with The University of Toledo Medical Center, has COVID-19 vaccines available for faculty, staff and students at two on-campus locations:

  • Main Campus Pharmacy, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion on Health Science Campus, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

Appointments are  strongly encouraged. To make an appointment, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal.

All UToledo students and employees, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

UTMC also is pleased to be one of Ohio’s public COVID-19 vaccination locations, offering vaccinations to eligible populations as determined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health.

Individuals age 12 and older can receive the initial course or booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine from 8 a.m. to noon at the outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion. Appointments are available through the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal

Resources:

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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Booster Doses

The CDC recommends that everyone 5 and older should receive a booster shot once eligible.

Individuals who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster two months after receiving their initial shot.

Those who received a two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are eligible for a booster five months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series. 

Individuals may choose to receive any of the three COVID-19 vaccines that are approved or authorized for emergency use, though the CDC says the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are preferred in most situations.

Everyone 50 and older is eligible to get a second booster at least four months after their first booster. Individuals age 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised also are eligible for a second booster.

Those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for both their primary dose and booster are eligible for a second booster four months after their first booster shot.

All second booster shots must be Pfizer or Moderna.

The University is strongly encouraging all members of the campus community to receive COVID-19 booster shots when eligible. Booster doses are available for faculty, staff and students at both on-campus distribution sites.

Appointments can be made via the Ohio Department of Health’s vaccine scheduling portal.

Individuals should bring their vaccination card to their appointment.

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WHAT TO KNOW FOR YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT at UTMC

UTMC is providing vaccines for the general public age 12 and older at the outpatient pharmacy located within the Medical Pavilion.

Vaccines are available for eligible individuals Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Individuals can schedule an appointment through the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal.

When you arrive, you will need to provide a photo ID at the check-in desk. You will be scheduled for your second dose appointment at check in.

Following your vaccination, you will receive a fact sheet about the type of vaccine you received and you will be monitored for 15 minutes in the vaccine clinic before discharge. All vaccine recipients are encouraged to register for V-safe, a web and smartphone-based tool from the CDC that provides personalized health check-ins following your COVID-19 vaccine.

Resources:

University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus Map
Google Map your route to UTMC Medical Pavilion
UTMC COVID-19 precautions

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Vial of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

On Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for those age 16 and up. On Jan. 31, 2022, the FDA granted full approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for those age 18 and up.

Following a review for safety and effectiveness, the FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in those age 5 to 15 and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines for emergency use in those age 18 and older.

In early May, the FDA narrowed its authorized use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to those who cannot receive a different vaccine for medical reasons or who specifically request the one-dose vaccine.

 

Resources
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
FDA: Emergency Use Authorization Explained
UToledo Town Hall: COVID-19 Update and Vaccine Information

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Female-patient receiving a covid vaccine from a UTMC nurse

Frequently Asked Questions

Are vaccines available on campus?
Faculty, staff and students can currently receive a COVID-19 vaccine at two on-campus locations.

  • Main Campus Pharmacy, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion on Health Science Campus, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
Appointments are strongly encouraged. To make an appointment, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal

Vaccines also are available at community vaccination sites. All Ohioans age 5 and older are eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is available to individuals age 5 to 17.

Anyone 12 and older can receive the initial course or booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine from 8 a.m. to noon at the outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion. Appointments are available through the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal

Is the vaccine required for University employees and students?
To promote and protect the health and safety of our campus, the University announced a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees on Sept. 1, 2021.

All UToledo students and employees, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

The University is strongly encouraging all members of the campus community to receive a COVID-19 booster shot when eligible. 

We will follow CDC and FDA guidance related to the need for a booster or annual dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

How do I replace a lost or missing vaccination card?
Individuals should contact their vaccination provider to access their vaccination record.

If you received your vaccine through UTMC, you can call 419.383.3668 for assistance.

I have previously tested positive for COVID-19. Should I still get the vaccine?
The CDC recommends vaccination for all eligible individuals, regardless of whether they have already had COVID-19. Additional information is available on the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions website.

Can a flu vaccine be given at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. According to guidance from the CDC , individuals may receive an influenza vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine, including booster doses for those who are eligible.

If you have questions or concerns about getting both vaccines at the same time, you should talk to your healthcare provider.

How does the vaccine work?
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by the FDA use a technology called messenger RNA. Unlike many other common vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t include any part of the virus itself. Instead, the messenger RNA delivers a blueprint that tells our cells how to make a specific protein to trigger an immune response against the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine that uses a modified version of a different virus to deliver important instructions to our cells to produce a protein to trigger an immune response against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Which vaccine does UToledo offer? What are the differences between COVID-19 vaccines?
The University may receive and administer any of the vaccines that have received full approval or emergency use authorization from the FDA following a review for safety and effectiveness. In order to reach as many members of the community as possible UTMC will administer the vaccines that it receives through the state of Ohio, but we do not always know in advance which vaccine we will receive. The University will only administer vaccines that have received full approval or emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are two-course treatments. The Pfizer vaccine is repeated on day 21. The Moderna vaccine is repeated on day 28. The vaccine may not provide immunity if you do not receive both doses. 

Patients who receive the vaccine developed by one manufacturer will receive the second dose of the vaccine from the same manufacturer.

The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine is one dose only. 

What if I have a reaction after receiving the vaccine?
You will be monitored for 15 minutes following the vaccine and will receive a fact sheet with contact information from the CDC upon discharge. The CDC also has rolled out V-safe, a web and smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

How do I schedule or re-schedule my second dose?
Patients who receive their vaccine at UTMC will be scheduled for their second dose during the appointment for their first dose. If you need to re-schedule your second dose, you should call your vaccine provider. For UTMC, call 419.383.4545.

If I receive my first vaccine dose at UTMC can I receive the second dose from another provider?
At this time, all vaccine recipients will receive both vaccine doses from the same provider.

If I am pregnant or recently had a baby can I get the vaccine?

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future.

The CDC says those who are or recently were pregnant are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19.

Individuals with questions or concerns should consult with their healthcare provider.


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Last Updated: 6/27/22