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Ohio in discussions about college campus vaccinations before summer break

Emily Bamforth, |

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was on a call Friday with the presidents of Ohio colleges, discussing vaccination plans for students as the semester finishes.

DeWine previously said the state would look at vaccinating college students specifically in the fall, rather than the spring, because of the limits on the college calendar. It seems that discussions are ongoing, though there is no formal announcement on the use of vaccines on college campuses yet.

The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine could help vaccinate students before they head home for summer break, DeWine said when visiting vaccine sites on Monday. According to multiple reports, DeWine discussed the strategy of using the single-dose vaccine versus a two-shot vaccine like Moderna or Pfizer, also saying the one dose could be helpful in vaccinating homeless populations.

Related: Rutgers To Require Vaccine Proof For ‘All Students Planning To Attend This Fall’, NPR (Rutgers is believed to be the first large university in the U.S., and possibly the first college of any size in the country, to initiate a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.)

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