The University of Akron will begin vaccinating students on campus today, per an update from the local college.
On Thursday, University officials, with the help of Cuyahoga Falls-based Klein's Pharmacy, will host several COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the JAR.
UA's Director of Health and Safety Eric Green says the school will initially receive a supply of 3,500 doses of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Those will be distributed to students who are willing to get the vaccine, as it is not mandated that they do.
The university is currently surveying it's on-campus student body of between ten and 13-thousand students on their interest in receiving the vaccine.
Meanwhile, Kent State officials will begin vaccinating students on campus today as well.
The university announced Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be set up at the Kent State Ice Arena where health officials will administer the Johnson and Johnson, single-dose vaccine. The plan, KSU says, is to vaccinate as many students as possible over the next week, as they will close the clinics Tuesday, April 13th.
This will not effect the other mass vaccination clinic that has been set up at the Kent State Field House on campus that operates Tuesdays and is designated for Portage County residents.
Both local colleges, meanwhile, are on Spring Break starting next week and will remain remote for all students for the remainder of the school year.