Ohio University requires that every student, faculty, and staff member be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Several factors significantly influenced the University’s decision to require vaccinations, including full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the emergence of the more highly infectious delta Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, and the possibility of breakthrough infections.
All OHIO students, faculty and staff at all locations must be fully vaccinated by November 15, 2021. For vaccines that require two doses, both doses must be complete by this date. This applies to all employees, including those working remotely and all students except those enrolled exclusively in fully online programs and coursework who will not access University facilities on any campus in person.
There will be an opportunity to apply for an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons or for reasons of conscience, including ethical and moral belief or sincerely held religious beliefs.
All students must be vaccinated or granted an exemption in order to participate in any spring semester in-person activities, including face-to-face instruction and residence life, at any location.
Vaccination Requirement FAQs
Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines
Ohio University recognizes the following vaccines under this policy:
- Pfizer (two dose)
- Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (one dose)
- Moderna (two dose)
- Vaccines currently approved under a WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL)