Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions for Faculty and Staff start tomorrow

April 29, 2021

Dear Colleagues,   

We’d like to remind you that the first in a series of COVID-19 vaccine information sessions for faculty and staff will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 30. 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.    

These sessions are designed for faculty and staff who may have questions or be seeking trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines. Panelists will address 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.  
Lainie Rutkow, Professor and Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Initiatives  
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.  
Lainie Rutkow, Professor and Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Initiatives  
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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