Mandatory Immunizations

Kent State University (Kent Campus) has specific vaccination requirements for students with courses on the campus. We also strongly encourage the voluntary COVID-19 vaccine.

Kent State University Immunizations

Students will need to submit documentation to our partner, Med+Proctor, in order to have their vaccinations verified.

  • The requirements are different for United States based students and certain international student groups.
  • Please review the specific sections in the “Immunization Requirements” section below to learn what applies to you.

as of June 1, 2021

Please note that as of June 1, 2021 the university has changed from immunization documents being submitted to and verified by the DeWeese Health Center to having our vendor partner Med+Proctor collect and verify immunization records on our behalf. Your student dynamic checklist item for immunization compliance will remain as "Completed” if you have submitted your documents to DeWeese in the past. You do not need to resubmit your documents if you have done so through Spring semester 2021.


 

United States Based Students - Immunization Requirements

This encompasses U.S. citizens, permanent residents or those that are part of the Jay Treaty.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Requirement

Current KSU immunization policy requires that students attending the Kent Campus must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Documentation of two MMR vaccines given after one year of age and separated by at least one month (or)
  2. Documentation of immunity as demonstrated by titers.

MMR Exemption

All students born before January 1957 are exempt from the MMR requirement.


Methods of Documentation

All documentation must contain name and birthdate.

  1. Download the Med+Proctor immunization certificate for your healthcare provider to complete (or)
  2. Request a copy of the immunization records from your physician or high school and upload to Med+Proctor (or)
  3. Upload to Med+Proctor an image from  the page from your Immunization book containing MMR dates

College of Nursing

  • The College of Nursing has additional immunization requirements. Nursing students should receive an Immunization and Physical Form in their packet upon admission to the program.
  • For more information, please contact the College of Nursing at 330-672-7930 or nursing@kent.edu.

International Students - Immunization Requirements

International students, regardless of age, are required to submit additional information.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Requirements

Current KSU immunization policy requires that international students from a specific group of countries who are attending the Kent campus must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Documentation of two MMR vaccines given after one year of age and separated by at least one month (or)
  2. Documentation of immunity as demonstrated by titers.

MMR Excemption

All students born before January 1957 are exempt from the MMR requirement.


Tuberculosis (TB) Requirement

  • Students from the following high risk countries are required to have a tuberculosis screening test  (TB test – Mantoux type ): 
    • Aruba, Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Congo Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, China, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Indonesia, India, Kenya, North Korea, Liberia, Lesotho, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Tanzania, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • High risk countries have > 20 cases per 100,000 population
  • This test must be completed and results submitted to Med+Proctor within 12 months prior to starting classes

Methods of Documentation 

All documentation must contain name and birthdate.

  1. Download the international student immunization certificate from Med+Proctor for your healthcare provider to complete (or)
  2. Request a copy of the records from your physician or school high school and upload to Med+Proctor (or)
  3. Upload to Med+Proctor an image from the page from your Immunization book containing MMR dates

Med+Proctor Reporting Steps

Step One: Register

Visit the Med+Proctor website and click the “New Users – Register” button to sign-up for a new account. Type in your Kent State University email address ( including the “@kent.edu” ) to start the registration process. You will be re-directed to sign in with your Kent State University username and password. Once you sign in follow the directions and complete the appropriate steps as the site directs to complete registration of your new account.

Step Two: Download

If you do not have immunization verification scans or images available at this time you may download the immunization instructions and certification document from your account. This is the form you will need to print off and have your physician complete on your behalf if you do not possess other forms of documentation. Once completed you will then be able to move on to the next step.

Step Three: Upload

Visit the Med+Proctor website to log back in to your Med+Proctor account. As you will have already registered an account at this point please click the “Existing Users – Sign In” button. You may then upload a copy of your forms. Make sure your forms are complete and legible. You will receive an email confirmation once your uploaded documents have been reviewed.

Please note that there is no charge for the Med+Proctor service.

Med+Proctor MEMBERSHIP

med proctor logoAs part of the registration process and after document submission you will be given the opportunity to purchase a Med+Proctor membership. This membership will allow you to have lifetime access to your immunization data. It is not required to purchase this membership in order to use Med+Proctor for compliance needs related to the university

Voluntary Immunization: COVID-19

We also strongly encourage the voluntary COVID-19 vaccine, but it is not a requirement. 

Students living on campus are exempt from COVID-19 testing if they are fully vaccinated.  Submit your COVID-19 vaccine record to Med+Proctor website to receive your testing exemption for Fall 2021.


Methods of Documentation

All documentation must contain name and birthdate.

  1. Submit to Med+Proctor a copy of your COVID-19 Immunization card. (or)
  2. Download the student immunization certificate from Med+Proctor for your healthcare provider to complete (or)

If you received you COVID-19 vaccine in the state of Ohio and lost your card, call the DeWeese Health Center at 330-672-2322 to get a new card.


How to Report COVID-19 VACCINATIONS USING Med+Proctor 

We recommend you use Med+Proctor to submit (voluntary) COVID-19 vaccinations and previous COVID-19 diagnoses.

  • The Med+Proctor website is used to verify exemptions to the Kent State COVID-19 testing program, and to determine when students are eligible to return to the pool of wide-net and surveillance testing.
  • By uploading your documentation, you are allowing your test result/vaccination record to be shared with the Kent State COVID-19 testing and response teams, as needed, in order to exempt you from testing, isolation, and/or quarantine.

Please note that there is no charge for the Med+Proctor service.

Med+Proctor MEMBERSHIP

med proctor logoAs part of the registration process and after document submission you will be given the opportunity to purchase a Med+Proctor membership. This membership will allow you to have lifetime access to your immunization data. It is not required to purchase this membership in order to use Med+Proctor for compliance needs related to the university


COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

  • DeWeese Health Center Immunization Clinic:  330-672-8263
  • Email immunization (vaccine) records and questions to:  immunizations@kent.edu 
  • Fax immunization (vaccine) records to:  330-672-2272

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