Vaccine town hall today

May 12, 2021

REMINDER: The third in a series of COVID-19 vaccine information sessions for faculty and staff will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, May 12, featuring:

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   

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.   

Broad community vaccination against COVID-19 is a key component of our plans to return to more normal university operations this fall. The university strongly urges, and may soon require, all faculty and staff to be vaccinated; we have already announced a requirement that all students coming or returning to our campuses in the United States this fall—and who do not require health or religious exemptions—to be vaccinated.    

All JHU affiliates are encouraged 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-19 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. 

The next vaccine information session will be on Wednesday, May 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., and will feature the same panelists as today’s.