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Immunizations

To promote the health and safety of our students, employees and patients, The University of Toledo requires students to provide proof of vaccination against several infectious diseases.

Vaccines are available at the University Health Center on Main Campus.

ALL STUDENTS

COVID-19

On Sept. 1, 2021, the University announced a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees, undergraduate and graduate students.

Students are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption within eight weeks of the first day of classes in their first semester at UToledo. Full vaccination is defined as having received all recommended doses in the primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Students who are taking all online courses are only required to be vaccinated if they wish to participate in on-campus activities.

Influenza (Flu)

All UToledo employees, undergraduate and graduate students are required to receive a seasonal flu vaccine once it becomes available in the fall.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone age 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine every year.

UToledo provides free influenza immunization clinics for students and employees each year, typically beginning in October.
Proof of vaccination must be submitted by Dec. 1 of each year.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

MMR

All UToledo undergraduate students are required to have official documentation of two MMR immunizations.

The MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is an immunization typically given twice in childhood — a first dose between 12 and 15 months and a second dose between 4 and 6 years.

In the event of a confirmed case of one of these three diseases at UToledo, students who have not documented these two MMR immunizations in accordance with this policy will be:

  • Required to move off campus during the incubation period
  • Restricted from coming to campus to attend classes

Students will be responsible for making up classwork and paying for their relocation off campus.

Proof of vaccination must be submitted within four weeks of the first day of classes in the student’s first semester at UToledo.

NEW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Meningococcal Meningitis

Beginning in fall 2021, all incoming undergraduate students under the age of 22 are required to provide official documentation they have received one dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine since age 16.

The meningococcal conjugate vaccine provides protection against meningitis resulting from four separate serogroups.

Meningococcal meningitis is a particularly dangerous bacterial infection that affects the lining of the brain and spinal cord. While uncommon, it can be fatal.

Proof of vaccination must be submitted within four weeks of the first day of classes in the student’s first semester at UToledo.

RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B

Ohio law requires all students, regardless of age, who will be residing on a college campus disclose to the University whether they have immunizations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B.

Residential students must submit their vaccination status within four weeks of the first day of classes in the student’s first semester at UToledo.

More information about the state requirement is available from the Ohio Department of Health.

While the meningococcal meningitis vaccine is only required for incoming students, the University highly encourages it for all students under the age of 22.

ONLINE STUDENTS

There are no vaccine requirements for students who are 100% online.

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTATION

Proof of vaccination can be uploaded to the University's vaccine registry.

We accept the following as documentation:

  • A copy of the student's immunization record
  • A copy of the student's high school documentation
  • A copy of the student's military documentation
  • Official immunization record issued by a state

For assistance obtaining state-issued immunization records, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

EXEMPTIONS

There are a limited number of exemptions to UToledo’s vaccination policy:

  • Exemption due to medical reasons requires a written statement from a licensed healthcare provider (M.D., D.O., N.P., or P.A.) that the required vaccine is contraindicated for the student and can potentially be harmful due to medical conditions that might lead to a bad reaction from the vaccine.
  • Exemption due to a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs requires a signed document stating the student declines the vaccine due to reasons of conscience by the student (or parent/guardian).
  • Exemption due to a student’s sincerely held philosophical beliefs is available for the COVID-19 vaccine only. This requires a signed document stating the student declines the vaccine due to reasons of conscience by the individual (or parent/guardian). Philosophical exemption is available only for students who are not in a clinical setting and, therefore not subject to the more stringent CMS requirements for healthcare workers.

Students may submit a request for an exemption through the University's vaccine registry.

Students who fail to show proof of vaccination without documentation of a qualifying exemption by the stated deadline may be subject to discipline under the UToledo Student Code of Conduct.

 

Last Updated: 8/23/22