Ohio University will administer COVID-19 vaccines through mobile clinics

In response to the growing demand for COVID-19 vaccines, Ohio University will dispense them throughout Southeast Ohio.

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Program is working with health officials to administer the vaccine to counties with the highest need for the next two months. According to The Athens News, the site is one of 15 announced by Gov. Mike DeWine. More information on scheduling times will soon be released

President Nellis said OU’s mobile clinics have always helped those in need, and the university is well prepared to take on the task of COVID-19 vaccine administration.

With the opening of the new Heritage Hall, Ohio University has been able to administer vaccines since January. Along with OU’s mobile clinic, there are three others: Ada for the northwestern and west-central Ohio area, Mansfield for north-central Ohio and Steubenville for east-central Ohio. 

Gov. DeWine stressed the importance of serving every individual in Ohio in a press release March 5. According to the press release, each clinic will administer 300-3,000 vaccines a day until they are no longer needed.

For more information on how Ohio University is doing its part to ensure a safe environment for the Athens community, check out our other article here.

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