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Ohio State Setting Aside COVID Vaccine Doses For Campus Community

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete

The Ohio State University will be setting aside a quarter of its COVID-19 vaccine doses for students, staff and faculty.

Gov. Mike DeWine gave the go-ahead last Thursday for businesses to hold workplace vaccination drives.

Ohio State receives vaccines through its hospital, the Wexner Medical Center. President Kristina Johnson says that, next week, the university will start setting aside a part of its allotment for students and employees.

Johnson says appointments will go live Friday, April 9 through the health app MyChart.More appointments will become available in subsequent weeks once the school gets word on how many and what kind of doses it will receive.

The school is also expanding its vaccine offerings for students this week, in an effort to get students both of their shots before the semester concludes.

Nick Evans was a reporter at WOSU's 89.7 NPR News. He spent four years in Tallahassee, Florida covering state government before joining the team at WOSU.