Miami University Operational Plan | COVID-19 Vaccine

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When will we start distributing the vaccine?

We hope there will be sufficient supply of vaccine to begin holding on-campus vaccination clinics in April.

Who will administer the vaccine?

Our healthcare provider TriHealth will host the on-campus clinics. TriHealth will be assisted by trained students and faculty from our Nursing Program.

How long will the appointment take?

Plan on reserving up to one hour for completion of your appointment. Once the vaccine is administered, patients will have a 15 minute observation period before being allowed to depart. Those at significant risk of an allergic reaction will have a 30 minute observation period.

How many shots will I need to get? 

Moderna and Pfizer require two doses of COVID-19 vaccine separated by 21 or 28 days are required (as specified by the manufacturer).

Where will the appointments take place?

The University is in the process of selecting sites at the Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown campuses.

How will I know when I am able to receive a vaccine and how to a schedule my appointment?

  • Employees will be notified via email when they are able to schedule based on prioritization order and availability of vaccine. The email will come from Vaccine@miamioh.edu  You will be able to make appointments on the website.
  • If you are receiving either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, a second appointment for the second dose, to take place 21 or 28 days later (dependent upon the manufacturer of the vaccine received and final details in the EUA), will be scheduled at the time of the first dose. You should consider when this second dose will be required when scheduling your initial appointment.

If I choose not to schedule an appointment, can I transfer my eligibility to someone else?

No. The prioritization is based on your risk of contracting COVID-19. If you are eligible and choose not to receive the vaccine, no one else can schedule an appointment in your place.

If I choose not to get the vaccine right away, and decide I want it at a later time, will I still be able to schedule an appointment?

Yes. Your window to schedule will not close if you decide to wait, but availability of appointments may be limited based on vaccine supply.

Can I get the vaccine if I am not feeling well?

  • If you are not feeling well, it is recommended that you wait until you are feeling better to get the vaccine. If you have scheduled an appointment to receive the vaccine and are not feeling well on the day of vaccination, you should cancel and reschedule at a later date.
  • If you have a fever (100°F or greater), it is not safe to receive any vaccine.

If I have been vaccinated for COVID-19, am I exempt from wide-net and surveillance testing?

If you are vaccinated, you can be exempt from testing starting two weeks after your final dose. The exemption will last 90 days. You should provide your immunization record through MedProctor to request the exemption.