Please Register Your Vaccine Status
Dear Kent State University Students,
We need your help as our university community prepares for the return to an in-person campus experience for fall 2021.
In accordance with past practice and long-standing public health standards, we have opened a portal that allows you to register the status of your various vaccinations, including COVID-19. We strongly encourage you to register all your vaccination statuses. Knowing what percentage of our student body has been vaccinated against COVID-19 is critically important to our return to campus as it will better enable the university to make the best decisions regarding the health and safety of our university community for the fall semester.
All students who submit proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that at least two weeks have passed since the required final dose of the vaccine, will be exempt from weekly COVID-19 testing. In addition, all fully vaccinated students are not required to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19 after being exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 as their risk of infection is low.
Others exempt from weekly COVID-19 testing include those who can show proof of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within the previous 90 days.
All students seeking exemption from weekly COVID-19 testing should submit their COVID-19 vaccine record or positive COVID-19 diagnosis by using this link to Med+Proctor. We encourage all students, regardless of where they are living, to register their COVID-19 vaccination at Med+Proctor. (Before you get started, find instructions for registering your vaccine.)
As you already may be aware, all students living in university housing for the 2021 Fall Semester who are not fully vaccinated or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the prior 90 days will be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as a part of the university’s effort to stop the spread of the virus. Other groups, including all student-athletes, also will have to take part in mandatory testing if not fully vaccinated.
For those of you who are not vaccinated, the university strongly encourages you to Flash Your Arm and get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are offered weekdays at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus at varying hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are being offered. Recipients must select which brand they want to receive at the time they schedule their appointment. Both brands may not be offered every day. Both brands require that the recipient be at least 18 years old. The Johnson & Johnson shot requires just one dose, while the Moderna shot requires a second dose in 28 days.
Use this link to schedule an appointment or call the health center at 330-672-2322 to schedule and appointment. While walk-ins are not accepted, those who want a same-day appointment should be able to register for one. You may also schedule a vaccine off campus using the state’s vaccination portal in Ohio or checking with your local health department in your home state or the location where you may be spending your summer.
COVID-19 vaccines and the protections they provide are the reason we are beginning to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly encourage everyone to get a vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine also has been shown to prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and death. Most important, though, getting the vaccine is the best way to show that Flashes Take Care of Flashes.
Lisa Dannemiller, M.D.
Chief University Physician
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of University Health Services