UN HealthWise Pharmacy Now Offers Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

Benjamin Rush, 8, and his grandfather, George Gulbis, enjoying play time in the pharmacy skills lab after Benjamin received his first COVID-19 vaccine.

Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy administers Pfizer-branded pediatric COVID-19 vaccines on campus for children ages 5 to 11, by appointment only.

Parents can register their child to receive Pfizer’s pediatric COVID vaccine by going to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/. If you don’t see any available appointments, please check back the next day. Appointments will be posted two weeks in advance.

Vaccines are administered in the Skills Lab across from the UN HealthWise Pharmacy in the Pharmacy Building, located at 511 W. Lincoln Ave. Please bring the child’s insurance card and identification (if applicable) with you. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child and sign a consent form. A private room will be available. If you would like to complete the form in advance, it is available online at the HealthWise Pharmacy web page.

Pharmacy students, professors and UN staff worked with the nursing program to make this immunization experience as positive as possible for children and their caregivers. Assistance dogs are available for petting, coloring activities and more.

If you have any questions or problems registering for an appointment, please call HealthWise Pharmacy at 419-772-3784.

HealthWise Mobile Clinic has no plans for COVID-19 pediatric clinics at this time, but caregivers can call the campus pharmacy if they wish to schedule one when the mobile clinic regularly visits their area.

HealthWise Pharmacy also offers seasonal flu shots, boosters, and initial single-dose or two-dose COVID-19 vaccines from all three pharmaceutical brands at the campus pharmacy from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments and walk-in appointments are welcome. Pharmacy hours will change for the next vacation. It will be closed on November 25 and will not offer vaccines or flu shots on Friday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 29.

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