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 are on our campuses, faculty and all non-represented staff. We are currently engaged in positive and productive talks with the leadership for our staff union with the intent to include them as well.

Read more about the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement


COVID-19 Vaccine Information



    Vaccine Phases»

    The vaccine requirement will be phased in over 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, particularly as we move through Kent State's vaccine phases as they relate to the university's vaccine requirement during the fall 2021 semester.


    Vaccine Exemptions »

    The COVID-19 vaccine requirement is effective as of Dec. 20, 2021. Exemptions to will be granted for medical, religious or personal conscience reasons.


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