Reminder: Register Your COVID-19 Vaccination Status
Dear Kent State University Students,
This is a reminder to please register your COVID-19 vaccination status to help the university prepare for a vibrant in-person experience for fall 2021.
On the University Health Services website, you will find a link to the Med+Proctor portal as well as detailed instructions on how to register for an account and upload your vaccine information, including your COVID-19 vaccine. There is no charge to use this site. Med+Proctor will offer you the chance to buy a lifetime membership to its service for $10. However, you do not have to purchase this service in order to register and upload your vaccine information.
Submitting a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card is a valid method to confirm your vaccination status. Med+Proctor will accept your card image as supporting documentation without issue. Your card does not need to be signed by a clinician to be accepted. If you do not have a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, you can use the Med+Proctor immunization certificate to submit information about your vaccination status. The immunization certificate needs to be signed by a clinician to be accepted if you do not include a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
As you already may be aware, for the 2021 Fall Semester, all students living in university housing and all student-athletes must take part in mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing.
To be fully vaccinated for the fall semester, residence hall students should have their final vaccine dose two weeks before their move-in date, while students living off campus should have their final vaccine at least two weeks before their first day of class.
However, 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. Students who are diagnosed with COVID-19 in the prior 90 days also will be exempt from testing. In addition, 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.
All students seeking exemption from weekly COVID-19 testing should submit their COVID-19 vaccination record or positive COVID-19 diagnosis on the Med+Proctor site. We encourage all students, regardless of where they are living, to register their COVID-19 vaccination at Med+Proctor. Find details for using Med+Proctor.
We continue to remind you that COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to all members of the Kent State community and their families at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus. University Health Services offers vaccines Monday through Friday, at varying hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Use this link to schedule an appointment or call the health center at 330-672-2322 to schedule an appointment.
The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available. 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.
Students from the Regional Campuses and the College of Podiatric Medicine are welcome to make an appointment at DeWeese, or they may schedule a vaccine in their areas by using the state’s vaccination portal.
We strongly encourage everyone to Flash Your Arm and get vaccinated – this is how Flashes Take Care of Flashes. Remember, you are not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your final dose of the vaccine.
The COVID-19 virus is still very much with us, and vaccines are our best path back to normal. Now is the time to get vaccinated and to register your vaccine so that we can all enjoy a fall semester where all of us stay healthy and safe!
Lisa Dannemiller, M.D.
Chief University Physician
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of University Health Services