Report Vaccine Information

To make informed decisions related to COVID-19 and further enable contact tracing, Ohio State is requiring everyone to report whether or not they have been vaccinated by Thursday, August 5.

Personal health information will not be shared publicly or directly with instructors, managers or leaders.

Student Vaccine Information Reporting

Ohio State is reducing the testing requirements for students who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For vaccinated students attending our Columbus campus or living in university housing on any campus, testing will be required once a month or less, while unvaccinated students will be tested once a week or more. In addition, students who are vaccinated will usually not be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

The university is requiring students to share their vaccination information so that the university can adjust individuals' testing schedule and quarantine requirements. This information will also assist Ohio State's overall public health response. 

How to report your vaccination statusStudents have received a message through My BuckMD asking them to log in with their Ohio State username (lastname.#) and provide consent for Student Life Student Health Services to access their vaccine information, including name, vaccination date(s) and the vaccination brand name/type.

  • Students who received their vaccine in the state of Ohio and provide consent will allow the university to access their vaccination information through Ohio Department of Health records.
  • Students who received the vaccine outside the state of Ohio will be asked to provide consent and upload the information directly through MyBuckMD. Many international vaccines will be accepted based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which rely on World Health Organization assessments. 

Sharing COVID-19 vaccination information is the first step before Ohio State can implement changes to the testing schedule. 

FAQs

How do students submit their vaccine information?

Students have received a message through My BuckMD that asks them to provide consent for the university to access their vaccine information, including name, vaccination date(s) and the vaccination brand name/type.

  • For students who have been vaccinated in Ohio, the university will then be able to access vaccination information through Ohio Department of Health records.
  • For students who received the vaccine outside the state of Ohio, you will be able to upload the information directly through My BuckMD.

My BuckMD is a secure health portal.

How will the university use students' vaccine information?

Ohio State will use vaccination information to support public health efforts at the university. Student vaccine information will be used to determine students COVID-19 testing schedule, for contact tracing, isolating/quarantining or other individual case decisions in the event of a COVID-19 exposure, as aggregate data to determine the percentage of vaccinated Ohio State students, and to drive decisions on public health measures needed for the Ohio State community. 

Who will be able to view student vaccine information?

The university restricts access to personal information for specific uses. Vaccination information for specific individuals will be used in contact tracing, isolation/quarantining and other individual case decisions in the event of a COVID-19 exposure. The university will also aggregate data to create summary reports about the percentage of vaccinated Ohio State students and to drive decisions on public health measures needed for the Ohio State community. Personal health information will not be publicly shared or shared directly with your instructors, managers or other leaders.

When are people considered to be fully vaccinated?

Individuals are considered to be fully vaccinated 14 days after their final dose in a vaccination series. If you had a vaccine that requires two shots, that would be 14 days after the second shot.

What information will the contact tracing team be able to access?

Contact tracers are permitted to access information only for use in the university’s pandemic response. The contact tracing team will use general location information to contact individuals to schedule testing, learn whether others may have been infected and monitor the spread of COVID-19.  

Some examples of general location information include:

  • Student and instructor class roster, residence hall address and office address
  • System logs, like door swipes with an individual's BuckID and OSU Wireless access

 The Responsible Use of Computing and Network Resources Policy explains the collection, use and sharing of data from information systems. Members of the university community consent to this policy when setting up their name.# and when they use Ohio State information systems, like OSU Wireless or university laptops or PCs.

Visit the web privacy statement to learn more or email privacy@osu.edu with questions about privacy at Ohio State.

 

Employee Vaccine Information Reporting

To continue refining our overall public health response, the university is requiring employees to report whether or not they have been vaccinated by completing this simple form by Thursday, August 5.

FAQs

How do employees submit vaccine information?

Employees should report whether or not they have been vaccinated by completing this simple form by Thursday, August 5.

How will the university use employee vaccine information?

Ohio State will use vaccination information to support public health efforts at the university. Vaccine information will be used for contact tracing, isolating/quarantining or other individual case decisions in the event of a COVID-19 exposure, as aggregate data to determine the percentage of vaccinated Ohio State students, and to drive decisions on public health measures needed for the Ohio State community.

Who will be able to view employee vaccine information?

The university restricts access to personal information for specific uses. Vaccination information for specific individuals will be used in contact tracing, isolation/quarantining and other individual case decisions in the event of a COVID-19 exposure. The university will also aggregate data to create summary reports about the percentage of vaccinated Ohio State students and to drive decisions on public health measures needed for the Ohio State community. Personal health information will not be publicly shared or shared directly with your instructors, managers or other leaders.

Will vaccination information be shared with managers?

No. Individuals’ vaccination information will not be shared with managers.

What information will the contact tracing team be able to access?

Contact tracers are permitted to access information only for use in the university’s pandemic response. The contact tracing team will use general location information to contact individuals to schedule testing, learn whether others may have been infected and monitor the spread of COVID-19.  

Some examples of general location information include:

  • Student and instructor class roster, residence hall address and office address
  • System logs, like door swipes with an individual's BuckID and OSU Wireless access

 The Responsible Use of Computing and Network Resources Policy explains the collection, use and sharing of data from information systems. Members of the university community consent to this policy when setting up their name.# and when they use Ohio State information systems, like OSU Wireless or university laptops or PCs.

Visit the web privacy statement to learn more or email privacy@osu.edu with questions about privacy at Ohio State.