Written by: AD Johnson
On March 29th, Governor DeWine announced the COVID vaccine was available to all Ohioans that were 16 years of age or older with no other requirements needed. Currently, most places require an appointment but all can be scheduled online and usually within a few days. They also schedule the second shot, if applicable, during the sign-up process. All the vaccines are free and safe.
While the vaccine is not required for students at DC, it is recommended. Below is a list of places nearby for students who wish to get vaccinated.
The closest pharmacy is Rite-aid. It is across the road to Biggby Coffee and ColdStone Creamery at 618 N. Clinton Street. Their website is https://www.riteaid.com/ and anyone 16 years older can schedule an appointment online. It is 0.3 miles and a 7-minute walk.
The next closest for students who live on campus is the pharmacy located inside Walmart. The store is located at 1804 N. Clinton Street and is 0.6 miles away from the college. It’s about a 15-minute walk. To register for a vaccine is https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302?fbclid=IwAR2a-AFntjBs35T20hpPYqKo6zYKELea_SDnA0tdz925OWeoHF9YRkdcBEM
Another option that is close by is Walgreens. It is located at 1829 N. Clinton Street, a 0.7-mile walk at about 16 minutes. To schedule a COVID vaccine, go to their website https://www.walgreens.com/.
Meijers is a little far being 1.2 miles and a 26-minute walk away but they are nearby and offer COVID vaccinations. They are located at 137 Elliot Road and can schedule an appointment at https://www.meijer.com/
To find other locations check the Good Rx website at https://www.goodrx.com/covid-19/where-to-get-covid-19-vaccine or the Ohio State COVID website offers more options. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-provider-dashboard
If you are not from the state and plan on getting the vaccine at home, visit the CDC website here – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/How-Do-I-Get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine.html to find a vaccine provider.