Hamilton Co. discusses vaccination efforts for college students

Hamilton Co. discusses vaccination efforts for college students
"COVID-19 Vaccine Here" sign (Source: WVIR)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Jeff Coleman, Xavier’s Vice-President for Risk Management and the Chair of Xavier’s Covid Task Force, will shared Xavier’s strategy for vaccinating students.

Xavier students can get fully vaccinated at Cintas Center on Wednesday, April 7.

On Thursday, April 1, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Ohio’s plans to vaccinate college students before they conclude the semester.

At UC, students can begin getting vaccinated Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena, located in the heart of campus.

University officials said students can get the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and it’s open to all students aged 18 or older.

Last week, Commissioner Denise Driehaus said one in four Hamilton County residents have started receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said there’s a lot going well for the county, most notably the number of citizens receiving vaccinations.

“We’re making really good metrics, and hopefully this will long-term impact the number of people that can get serious illness,” Kesterman said. “But each of us must continue to be careful and continue to practice safety steps to protect ourselves and our family.”

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