Ohio State News Alert: Ohio State offers vaccine booster shots
University encourages booster doses of vaccine to mitigate COVID-19
The Ohio State University
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.
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.