Otterbein is making the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine available to students on April 7 and 8. 

Otterbein has received 2,400 Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccines from the state of Ohio. All currently enrolled Otterbein students may sign up to get the vaccine anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 and April 9. 

Once Otterbein students begin to get the vaccine, this will allow Otterbein to have all classes in-person in the next fall semester. This will also allow you to be around others who have received the vaccine without a mask.  

The university is going to “strongly encourage everyone” to get the vaccine said Christian Reynolds, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. However, the university as of right now will not require students, faculty or staff to have the vaccine. 

          

The vaccine will allow students to also carry-on events, meetings and other campus life things if they are all vaccinated.  

“I think that it is important from the president all the way down to the youngest student walking around campus living in the dorms, we want to feel like everybody is protected,” said Reynolds.