The Oberlin vaccination clinic is ready to launch for students over the age of 18. The following are frequently asked questions.
How do I make an appointment?
Any student who has not received a vaccine elsewhere is encouraged to schedule their appointment through OberView using the COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Scheduling task as soon as possible if interested in receiving the vaccine on campus.
When and where will the vaccine clinic be held?
The clinic will be held on the following dates:
- Friday, April 9, 8 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m.
- Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m.
- Sunday, April 11, 9 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m.
- Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m.
The clinic will be held at Hales Gymnasium. Enter through the Cat in the Cream.
Who is eligible to sign up for the Oberlin vaccine clinic?
This initial clinic is for Oberlin students only. However, the state indicated that faculty and staff could sign up for a waitlist to receive extra doses that are not used for students. It is likely that there will be doses for faculty and staff.
What do I need to bring to the vaccine clinic?
- Bring a driver’s license or passport to verify your age.
- Bring your Oberlin ID to verify student status.
How long will the vaccination process last?
Please plan to be at the clinic for 45–60 minutes. Everyone will be monitored for 15 minutes after the vaccination to monitor for side effects.
What should I wear to the clinic?
Please wear a short sleeve or sleeveless top that allows easy access to the upper arm, which is where the vaccine is administered.
Do I have to upload my vaccine card to Student Health?
We encourage you to do so, as we plan to modify select campus policies based on vaccination status. You can find the process to submit your COVID-19 vaccination card at ObieSafe Vaccine FAQs.
Will faculty and staff have access to a waitlist in the event there are unused doses?
Faculty and staff can register for a waitlist in the event that there are extra doses at the end of the student clinic. Those on the list must be able to arrive at the clinic on short notice as doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis. Please complete this survey to let us know by Thursday, April 8, if you are interested in being placed on the waitlist.
Who can I speak with if I have questions?
On Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m., Oberlin will host a webinar with Dave Covell, Commissioner, Lorain County Public Health; Dr. James Anthony, FAAFP Mercy Health Select; and Katie Gravens, COVID-19 Health Coordinator. This webinar will kick off with a brief presentation about the COVID-19 vaccine, with a majority of the time dedicated to providing an opportunity to ask questions via the Q&A function in Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please use this link.
How will the vaccination clinic impact my monthly test which is scheduled for the dates of the clinic?
Testing will be cancelled in order to run the clinic. You will receive an email regarding this so you can reschedule your test.