Following the formal approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration and the expected approval of additional vaccines, Kent State University, on Aug. 27, 2021, issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

At this time, the requirement covers all students who study, work or engage in any activities on our campuses, and all faculty and staff.

Read more about the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement


COVID-19 Vaccine Information



    Vaccine Phases»

    The vaccine requirement was phased in during the 2021 Fall Semester to give everyone in our community the opportunity to get vaccinated, particularly those who were hesitant and waiting for full FDA approval before getting a shot.


    Vaccine Access »

    University Health Services is offering COVID-19 Vaccines at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus. Vaccines also are available at a variety of locations statewide by registering through Ohio’s vaccine portal.


    Vaccine Reporting »

    Please remember it is important to report your vaccination status.


    Vaccine Exemptions »

    The COVID-19 vaccine requirement was put into effect on Dec. 20, 2021. Exemptions will be granted for medical, religious or personal conscience reasons.


    Vaccine Boosters »

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for those who have received Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.


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