Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

University Vaccination Requirement

All Students

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 11 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 semester in which the To Do List item is assigned.

International Students

In addition to the requirements above, 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

Tuberculosis Test

  • Tuberculin skin test OR Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test must be completed no more than six months prior to the semester start date

Health Screen Appointment

Prior to a health screen:

  • Eat regular meals
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Dress in clothing that allows easy access to your arms
  • Bring your BuckID and health records, including:
    • Previous health screens
    • Tuberculosis testing
    • Chest x-rays

Interpreting Results

Negative Results: If results are negative, the health screen is complete and no further action is required


Positive Results: If results are positive, you will need to:

  • Come to SLSHS for a chest x-ray, no appointment is required
  • Then schedule an appointment, following your x-ray, to discuss your tuberculosis status

If the Health Screen appointment is not completed, a hold will be placed on the student's account blocking access to grades, transcripts and the scheduling of classes.