Vaccine Information & Scheduling

Kent State University issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on Aug. 27, 2021 after formal approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration. It is worth noting that the Moderna vaccine has also received FDA approval.  Since that time, on April 14, 2022, Kent State's COVID-19 vaccine requirement was dropped. However, members of the university community are still strongly encouraged to pursue vaccination.

Per the April 14, 2022 email: Across all campuses, 82% of employees and nearly 80% of students are vaccinated. In addition, 89% of the residence hall students on the Kent Campus are vaccinated. Beginning with the first summer session, COVID-19 vaccines, including all booster shots, are strongly recommended for our entire Kent State community but are no longer required. Being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, including having all recommended booster shots, determines quarantine guidelines and can reduce risk of severe disease and hospitalization. 

Vaccines and booster shots will continue to be available at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus and at numerous other locations throughout Northeast Ohio

Vaccine Scheduling

Where Can I Get a vaccine?

  • University Health Services is offering COVID-19 Vaccines at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus at varying times each week.
    • Use this link to schedule an appointment or call the health center at 330-672-2322 to schedule a vaccine appointment.
    • The Moderna and Pfizer brand vaccines are available, and you may select which vaccine you prefer at the time you schedule your appointment.
    • While walk-ins are not accepted, those who want a same-day appointment should be able to register for one. 
  • Vaccines also are available at a variety of locations statewide by registering through Ohio’s vaccine portal at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Vaccine Reporting

Report your vaccine

Please remember it is important to report your vaccination status.

Find out how to report your vaccine, and which are accepted.