Dispensing Vaccines

 

Dispensing Vaccines

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

  • University Health Center on Main Campus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday noon to 3 p.m.
  • Main Campus Pharmacy, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion on Health Science Campus, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

No appointments are needed.

To promote and protect the health and safety of our campus, the University announced a new 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 by Nov. 15.

By uploading their required proof of vaccination through the University’s secure vaccine registry portal , students and employees also will be able to participate in the Rocket Vaccine Incentive Program, which will award thousands of dollars in prizes through Oct. 7

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 first dose of the two-course Pfizer vaccine from 8 a.m. to noon at the outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion, without an appointment. Patients will be scheduled for their second dose at UTMC three weeks later. 

Individuals who prefer a scheduled appointment at UTMC may do so through the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal.


Vaccine Availability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved one COVID-19 vaccine and authorized two vaccines for emergency use. All individuals age 12 and older in the state of Ohio are eligible to receive a vaccine.

Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is available for those age 12-17

Resources
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Toledo Lucas County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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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 with or without an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Individuals who wish to schedule an appointment may do so through the Ohio Department of Health’s scheduling portal. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, call 2-1-1 and the United Way of Greater Toledo can help you register over the telephone.

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
The COVID-19 Vaccine and What to Expect

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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.

Following a review for safety and effectiveness, the FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in those age 12 to 15 and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for emergency use in those age 18 and older.

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


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 three on-campus locations without an appointment.

  • University Health Center on Main Campus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday noon to 3 p.m..
  • Main Campus Pharmacy, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion on Health Science Campus, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
Vaccines also are available to students at community vaccination sites. All Ohioans 12 years and older are eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is available to individuals age 12 to 17.

Anyone age 12 and older can receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the UTMC outpatient pharmacy in the Medical Pavilion from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

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, please contact the Toledo Lucas County Health Department.

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.

Is UTMC offering booster shots?
UTMC is following CDC and FDA guidance regarding additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Currently, only individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are eligible for an additional, third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC recommends those individuals receive the same vaccine they received in their original round. Individuals who are immunocompromised and wish to get a third vaccine dose at UTMC should call 419.383.4545 or visit the Ohio Department of Health’s vaccine scheduling portal.

At this time, UTMC is not providing booster shots for individuals who are not immunocompromised. The hospital is awaiting further guidance from the FDA and CDC regarding booster doses for additional populations.

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 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.

If I receive a vaccine does that mean I no longer have to wear a mask?

Effective Aug. 6, 2021, masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors on our campuses. The protocol is in line with updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for communities with high transmission rates.

Individuals are not required to wear masks while alone in their office or while eating. Masks are not required outdoors.

Masks also remain required in all UTMC facilities.

I have previously tested positive for COVID-19. Should I still get the vaccine?

Researchers don’t yet know how long natural immunity to COVID-19 lasts. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and because it is possible to become re-infected, the CDC recommends vaccination for all eligible individuals, regardless of whether they have already had COVID-19.

Is the vaccine required for University employees and students?
To promote and protect the health and safety of our campus, the University announced a new 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 by Nov. 15. For those receiving a two-dose vaccine, the first dose should be administered no later than Oct. 15 and the second dose completed by Nov. 15.

Which vaccine will UToledo offer? What are the differences?
UTMC 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. 

How does the vaccine work?
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized 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.

If I am pregnant or recently had a baby can I get the vaccine?
Please consult with your physician for guidance in deciding if you should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.


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Last Updated: 9/20/21