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After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, a member of the BGSU community shows off the "I got my COVID-19 vaccine" sticker

In Photos: BGSU's COVID-19 vaccination clinics

In partnership with the Wood County Health Department, Bowling Green State University is hosting a series of large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Perry Field House on the Bowling Green campus.

The first clinic took place Tuesday, March 30, with thousands of vaccines administered.

"This is a significant moment for BGSU and our community," said BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey. "Vaccines are proven to be safe and the most effective tool in lowering case numbers. With every vaccination, we are one step closer to being on the other side of the global pandemic.

We are pleased to partner with the Wood County Health Department for this important public health initiative. Because of the size of BGSU's facilities, we are able to get thousands of people vaccinated daily, quickly and efficiently."

Several clinics are scheduled at the Perry Field House for March and April. The free vaccination clinics are open to the public.

BGSU photographer Isaiah Vazquez '20 captured the first clinic, in photos.


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Some of the first students, faculty, staff and members of the community arrive for BGSU's COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Perry Field House on Tuesday, March 30. In all, more than 2,000 vaccines were made available on the first day.
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A public health nurse with the Wood County Health Department prepares vaccines to keep the vaccination process running efficiently.

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A BGSU senior completes the paperwork for registration before receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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More than 40 vaccination stations were set up at the clinic. Drake Hambleton, a volunteer from University of Toledo's pharmaceutical sciences school, holds up a sign to help guests find their table.
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Volunteers from BGSU and the community worked in shifts throughout the day to help direct traffic and flow, playing a critical role in keeping the clinic running smoothly.
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A COVID-19 vaccine is administered during the clinic. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose, which is scheduled for mid-April.
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BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey monitors the clinic. Batey joined BGSU in 2020 and has led the University's COVID-19 response team, implementing health and safety initiatives on campus, including a COVID-19 testing center for students, faculty and staff.
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Harrison Fischer, a graduate student studying instructional design, gets his arm cleaned before receiving the vaccine.
BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Perry Field House.
BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Perry Field House.
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Tyler Johannssen, a senior in the BGSU Air Force ROTC program studying aviation engineering technology, is seen on his phone shortly after receiving his first dose. Anyone who receives a dose is asked to sit in the Perry Field House for at least 15 minutes after their appointment.
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"I got my COVID-19 vaccine" stickers were available for anyone who received their vaccine at the Perry Field House.

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A student is seen exiting the Perry Field House after his appointment. Typically, anyone who schedules an appointment during the clinic is in and out in less than 40 minutes.

Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349