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Ohio State News Alert: Ohio State offers vaccine booster shots

University encourages booster doses of vaccine to mitigate COVID-19

The Ohio State University is emphasizing health and safety measures as spring semester gets underway at the same time COVID-19 is spreading throughout the state. In addition to requiring masks in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get vaccine booster shots.

Ohio State offers booster shots according to eligibility standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Ohio Department of Health.

What is a booster shot?

A booster shot is an additional dose of vaccine given to patients expected to have had a normal immune response to the first two doses, but who are at risk for waning immunity against COVID-19 over time.

Everyone 12 and older should get a booster shot if:

  • You received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago
  • You received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago

Individuals 18 and older who have completed any COVID-19 vaccination series within the time frames above can get a booster dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States. 

How/where to get booster shots on campus

Booster shots are available now at Jesse Owens North on the Columbus campus. Vaccine appointments are scheduled through MyChart or by calling 614-688-8299. You can learn more and also schedule your appointment at the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.

Individuals on regional campuses should use the Ohio Department of Health vaccine locator.  

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