How to report your vaccination
Dear faculty and staff,
Over the past 18 months, we have worked together to overcome the challenges of the pandemic to serve our students, patients and community. Thank you for your many contributions.
As President Johnson announced last week, Ohio State is taking the next step in enhancing the health and safety of our community by requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement applies to all employees at the university and Wexner Medical Center, including those who work for Ohio State University Physicians, Inc. (OSUP). While a limited set of exemptions are available, vaccines are the safest and most effective form of protection against COVID-19. I am writing today with further details about this requirement:
How to submit your information or seek an exemption
The Employee Health Record form will collect your COVID-19 vaccination information, as well as exemption requests, all in one place. Even if you have reported your status through another system, you must use the Employee Health Record process to meet this requirement.
Dates and deadlines
- Sept. 1: Begin entering your vaccination information or request an exemption.
- Sept. 17: Deadline to submit COVID-19 exemption requests to ensure that all requests can be reviewed prior to the Oct. 15 deadline.
- Oct. 15: Deadline to report at least your first vaccine dose or obtain an approved exemption.
- Nov. 15: Deadline to complete second dose of vaccine (for those having a two-dose vaccine).
How to get vaccinated
If you are not vaccinated yet, please know that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and easy to get.
- For those on the Columbus campus or in central Ohio, you can walk in for an appointment today or schedule one at Wexner Medical Center locations. (Learn more)
- Throughout Ohio, the state Department of Health provides a useful tool to find vaccination locations near you.
Where to learn more
For more information, including FAQs related to entering your COVID-19 vaccination record, requesting exemptions or what to do if you are unable to find your vaccination card, see the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.
Jeff Risinger, PhD
Senior Vice President of Talent, Culture and Human Resources
Office of Human Resources