Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine at an Ohio Northern University COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

ADA, Ohio - On Tuesday morning, April 13, ONU temporarily paused its state-sponsored COVID-19 mobile mass vaccination clinics in accordance with the State of Ohio’s action related to the CDC and FDA recommendations regarding Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration. The University had only been administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson brand for these regional mass vaccination clinics.

Since the initial pause, Ohio Northern University has been able to acquire two-dose Moderna vaccines for its upcoming state-sponsored COVID-19 mobile mass vaccination clinics. Two days of clinics were cancelled, but clinics scheduled at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Bucyrus on Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at Ohio Northern University on Friday, April 16 from 2-6:30 p.m. will still be offered.

Clinics scheduled for next week in Wyandot, Union, Logan and Hardin counties are still expected to take place using Moderna doses.

ONU’s HealthWise Mobile Clinic, which is hosting the clinics, also is working to acquire two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Organizers are continuing to work on acquiring enough vaccines to serve all future clinics that are scheduled through May in Wyandot, Union, Logan, Hardin, Marion and Crawford counties.

Click here for a calendar of upcoming HealthWise Mobile Clinic COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics.

DeWine’s website has more information about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause.