VACCINE INFORMATION: ONU HealthWise Pharmacy will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible patients on Fridays in April from 2-6:30 p.m. at the ONU Fieldhouse. This clinic is open to ALL members of the campus community and the general public over the age of 18, regardless of residency. HealthWise will administering the Moderna vaccine. The University also is trying to secure doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
STUDENTS: Please connect with the ONU Health Center if you received a vaccination somewhere other than through ONU HealthWise. Call 419-772-2086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY/STAFF: If you are inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccination, also please let HR know. Call 419-772-2013 or email email@example.com.
Ohio Northern is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for all students on Friday, April 16, 2021. President DiBiasio asks all students to get vaccinated so we can continue to build upon the successes of this trying year.
Key things to know
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. In fact, ONU graduates worked on the trials to make sure they are just that.
You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal.
It typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.
People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
Trust evidence, not myths
The better you educate yourself on the vaccine; the more confident you will be on making a decision. Read evidence and not myths. Call the ONU HealthWise Pharmacy to talk to a professional who has followed the evidence for the vaccine.
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
YES, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.
Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?
NO. Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.
Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
NO. COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. There are currently two types of COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for use in the United States: messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines and viral vector vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines, which teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, but...
Ohio still has a long way to go before we reach the level to lift restrictions and the CDC continues to recommend safe practices including masks, social distancing, handwashing and reducing exposure to crowds.