Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine requires that all accepted and continuing students admitted toward the conferring of the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree have current immunizations as a condition of affiliation with the college. In order to assure that all students are protected against preventable communicable illness, all immunization requirements must be met prior to matriculation or within 60 days of classes starting.
Please click to view the Immunization Requirements. All admitted students should begin to review the list of required immunizations with their physician upon admission to the program. Students are strongly advised to begin receiving immunizations and/or titers that they may need and collecting documentation upon admittance to the program.
Please let Lorie Evans if you have any questions after reviewing immunization requirements with your provider.
DO NOT SEND OR EMAIL YOUR IMMUNIZATIONS TO THE COLLEGE. Students will receive information about uploading immunization records to University Health Services at Case Western Reserve University during orientation.
UPDATE: Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement Change (5.23.2022)
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.