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Watch Dr. Andy Thomas discuss the importance of getting vaccinated, a crucial tool in the fight against the virus. The power to end the pandemic is in our hands.

Latest updates

  • December 1: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has strengthened its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and the university is urging everyone ages 18 and older to get a booster shot.  Vaccine appointments are scheduled through MyChart. Read more on the Get Vaccinated page.

  • November 30: Students, faculty and staff can take advantage of asymptomatic surveillance testing available on each campus. Appointments can be scheduled through MyChart. All members of the Ohio State community are encouraged to use this testing resource regardless of vaccination status. Those who have recently returned from international locations or traveled within the U.S. through major international travel hubs over the Thanksgiving holiday are urged to be tested as soon as possible. Read more on the Voluntary Testing page.

  • November 1: Due to the recent federal vaccine mandate, Ohio State is no longer permitted to allow personal exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees, including student employees. Read more on the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement page.


This website was last updated on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines.