Dispensing Vaccines

 

Dispensing Vaccines

The University of Toledo Medical Center is pleased to be one of Ohio’s public COVID-19 vaccination locations. Working with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, we are offering vaccination appointments to eligible populations as determined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health under Ohio’s Phased Approach to Vaccination.

The University of Toledo, in partnership with UTMC, also is hosting a series of vaccination clinics for faculty, staff and students age 18 and above. 

Beginning Tuesday, April 27, UToledo is offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to faculty, staff and students at a series of walk-in clinics at the Main Campus Pharmacy. 

Clinics are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 27
  • Thursday, April 29
  • Friday, April 30
  • Monday, May 3
  • Wednesday, May 5
  • Friday, May 7  

Vaccine Availability and Notification

The University of Toledo is partnering with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health to help deploy vaccines to eligible people who live or work in Lucas County following the Ohio Department of Health's Phased Approach to Vaccination.

All vaccination appointments for the general public are scheduled through the Ohio Department of Health. UTMC is not able to make appointments directly. 

 Click here to schedule a vaccination

If you need assistance signing up for notification, please call 2-1-1 and the United Way of Greater Toledo can help you register over the telephone.

Resources
Ohio Department of Health Phased Approach to Vaccination
Toledo Lucas County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information
UTMC’s Chief Medical Officer on COVID-19 Vaccination Process

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WHAT TO KNOW FOR YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT at UTMC

UTMC is providing vaccines for the general public at multiple clinic locations on the University’s Health Science Campus. Please be sure to report to the location specified in your appointment confirmation.

Vaccinations are by appointment only and walk-ins cannot be accommodated. All vaccination appointments are scheduled through the Ohio Department of Health.

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
Google Map your route to UTMC Ruppert Health Center
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

COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the United States have been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following a review for safety and effectiveness.

Resources
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

Will UToledo students living on campus receive a vaccine?
The University has held a number of on-campus vaccine clinics exclusively for students, faculty and staff since April 1. 

Beginning Tuesday, April 27, and continuing through the end of the semester, students, faculty and staff members may attend one of the University's walk-in Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics

Vaccines also are available to students at community vaccination sites. All Ohioans 16 years and older are now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is available to individuals age 16 and 17.

I am a healthcare professional or learner caring for potentially infectious patients, but I did not receive a vaccine yet. How do I sign up?
UTMC has completed its Phase 1A vaccination of healthcare professionals and is  following the Ohio Department of Health's Phased Approach to Vaccination. All Ohioans 16 years and older are now eligible for the vaccine. Healthcare professionals and students in health professions programs should utilize the Ohio Department of Health scheduling tool to schedule a vaccination appointment.

When will University employees have access to a vaccine?
The University has held a number of on-campus clinics exclusively for faculty, staff and students since April 1.

Beginning Tuesday, April 27, and continuing through the end of the semester, faculty, staff and students may attend one of the University's walk-in Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics

UTMC is one of Ohio's vaccination locations and is following Ohio's Phased Approach to Vaccination guidelines. All Ohioans 16 years and older are now eligible for the vaccine. UToledo employees may also utilize the Ohio Department of Health scheduling tool to schedule a vaccination appointment.

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.

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.

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

Face masks remain required in all UToledo and 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, people who have had COVID-19 may still benefit from the vaccine.

Is the vaccine mandatory for University employees and students?
At this time, the COVID-19 vaccine is not required by the University, but it is highly encouraged to advance the health and safety of our employees, students, families and patients. 

Which vaccine will UToledo offer? What are the differences?
UTMC may receive and administer any of the vaccines that have received 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 been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use.

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.

Is the vaccine given annually, like a flu shot? How long is it effective?
Scientists are continuing to collect data about long-term immunity to COVID-19 following vaccination and whether repeat vaccination may be necessary.


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Last Updated: 4/27/21