Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

University Vaccination Requirement

If you have a hold placed on your account by the Registrar due to non-compliance of the University’s Vaccination Requirement, please call Student Life Student Health Services during business hours to take action, 614-292-0118.

The Ohio State University vaccination requirement must be completed prior to the start of the student's first semester. Failure to complete the applicable requirement may result in a hold placed on the student account, prohibiting the scheduling of classes and access to transcripts.

View a calendar of upcoming vaccine clinics at Student Life Student Health Services.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS 

  • You are new to The Ohio State University - have never before attended classes at The Ohio State University.
  • You will be attending the Columbus Campus.
  • You will be taking at least one (1) class in a face-to-face setting.
  • Your enrollment status is half-time or greater.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

In addition to the vaccination requirements below, international students must also complete a Tuberculosis Test and Health Screen if you:

  • Have an F-1 or J-1 student visa
  • Are new to Ohio State University - have never before attended classes at Ohio State

HOUSING STUDENTS

  • You are an Ohio State University regional campus student new to University Housing - have never before lived in University Housing.
  • You are an Ohio State University student who has transferred from a regional campus to the Columbus campus and are new to University Housing - have never before lived in University Housing.

 

REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

The following vaccines are given in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hepatitis B

  • Three (3) doses OR lab report confirming immunity

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

  • Two (2) doses of MMR OR two (2) doses of Measles, two (2) doses of Mumps and one (1) dose of Rubella OR lab report confirming immunity

Meningococcal Conjugate (ACWY)

  • Required for those students who will be younger than twenty-two (22) at the start of their first semester at Ohio State
  • One dose received since age 16

Polio

  • Required for those students who will be younger than eighteen at the start of their first semester at Ohio State
  • Four doses of IPV or OPV

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis

  • One dose of TDap received within the past ten (10) years OR
  • One dose of TDap received since age 10 and one (1) dose or either TDap or TD within the last ten years

Varicella

  • Two doses OR lab report confirming immunity
  • Documentation of history of disease does not satisfy the requirement


All requirements are to be completed prior to the start of the student's first semester.