COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

To promote and protect the health and safety of our campus, The University of Toledo is instituting a new COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees.

UToledo is requiring students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University is taking this important step to help maintain a safe learning environment for our students and a safe working environment for our employees. The University’s decision is in response to the rising prevalence of the delta variant causing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in our community and an available vaccine receiving full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The available vaccines are safe and effective and are our best defense against COVID-19, especially when coupled with wearing a required face covering indoors on campus.

All UToledo students and employees, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption by Nov. 15. The University is engaging in conversations with union leadership about the vaccine requirement. For those receiving a two-dose vaccine, the first dose should be administered no later than Oct. 15 and the second dose completed by Nov. 15. Students who are taking all online courses are only required to be vaccinated if they wish to participate in on-campus activities.

With every member of our campus community reporting their vaccination status by uploading proof of vaccination or receiving an approved exemption, the University will have accurate data on the vaccination rate of our campus community to inform our public health practices to keep our campus safe.


The University of Toledo, in partnership with The University of Toledo Medical Center, has COVID-19 vaccines available to faculty, staff and students at three on-campus locations:

  • University Health Center on Main Campus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; and on Saturday noon to 3 p.m
  • Main Campus Pharmacy, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Outpatient Pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion on Health Science Campus, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday

There are also many locations in Ohio that offer the vaccination. Use the Ohio Department of Health’s online tool to find a location convenient for you.


Proof of the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious/philosophical exemption must be provided. Once you have received all required doses of your selected vaccine, you must upload your proof of full vaccination to the secure UToledo vaccine registry. If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccination, you will not need to do this again.

COVID-19 vaccines that will be accepted to meet the requirement are:

Full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval

FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)

World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL)

  • AstraZeneca
  • Sinovac

For the status of COVID-19 vaccines included on the WHO EUL, visit the WHO COVID-19 Vaccines website.

*Last updated Sept. 1, 2021. If you have received a vaccine not on the approved list of acceptable vaccines, please contact the UToledo pharmacy to discuss further options.


Under certain circumstances and on a case-by-case basis, individuals may be granted an exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Exemption applications are available for medical or religious/philosophical reasons. Exemption requests need to be submitted by Oct. 15. Exemption forms are found on the University’s secure vaccine registry.

Individuals who are granted an exemption will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing at least weekly. Anyone who is unvaccinated, including those who receive an approved exemption, will still be required to wear a mask indoors on campus. UToledo will continue these practices at least until it is determined that the risk of transmission is minimal based on CDC transmission data in our region.


If an individual does not receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 15, has not submitted a request for exemption by Oct. 15, or fails to complete their second dose of the required series by Nov. 15, they will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing at least weekly beginning Nov. 15. Part-time and contingent employees would be tested regularly aligned with their work schedules.

We will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine requirement’s impact on campus health and the compliance of students and employees. Additional modifications may be implemented as needed.

Vaccine Requirement Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 9/1/21