COVID-19 vaccine information sessions for faculty and staff

April 21, 2021

Dear Colleagues,  

As you know, broad community vaccination against COVID-19 is a key component of our plans to return to more normal university operations this fall. We strongly urge, and may soon require, all faculty and staff to be vaccinated; we have already announced that we will require all students coming or returning to our campuses this fall—and who do not require health or religious exemptions—to be vaccinated.   

For faculty and staff who may have questions or be seeking trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines, we will host a series of information sessions with panelists addressing such topics as vaccine safety and efficacy, eligibility, and common misinformation.  

Vaccine Information Sessions for Faculty and Staff 

Friday, April 30, 2 to 3 p.m. 
Heidi Conway, Vice President for Human Resources 
Lainie Rutkow, Professor and Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Initiatives 
William Moss, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  

Wednesday, May 5, noon to 1 p.m. 
Heidi Conway, Vice President for Human Resources 
Jonathan Links, Professor, Vice Provost, and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer  
William Moss, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  

Wednesday, May 12, 2 to 3 p.m. 
Heidi Conway, Vice President for Human Resources 
Jonathan Links, Professor, Vice Provost, and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer  
Anna Durbin, Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Wednesday, May 19, 1 to 2 p.m. 
Heidi Conway, Vice President for Human Resources 
Jonathan Links, Professor, Vice Provost, and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer  
Anna Durbin, Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

All sessions will be broadcast live on the JHU COVID Information Website. Questions may be submitted in advance at HRCOVID19@jhu.edu.  

We continue to encourage all JHU affiliates to seek vaccinations through a variety of venues including health departments, retail pharmacies, and mass vaccination sites. To find a vaccine clinic in Maryland, visit the state’s vaccine locator website. Johns Hopkins affiliates in Maryland and Washington, D.C., now have the opportunity to schedule vaccination appointments through Johns Hopkins Medicine via MyChart. If you have any questions about the process, or need assistance scheduling an appointment, please contact the Johns Hopkins COVID Call Center at 443-287-8500 and select option 4. If you need information about how to set up your MyChart account, call the MyChart help desk at 888-676-3433.  

We look forward to hosting these information sessions for you.  

Sincerely, 

Heidi Conway 
Vice President for Human Resources 

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