Vaccination Requirement

The most current and up to date vaccination information, as well as downloaded forms are available at the Student Health Services webpage.

EFFECTIVE AUTUMN 2015: The Ohio State University has three (3) components to its vaccination requirement though all may not be required for you. Please review each component below to determine which is/are applicable in your circumstance.

Component A: New to Ohio State University (Columbus Campus)

You must complete this component if:

  • You are new to The Ohio State University - have never before attended classes at The Ohio State University.
  • You will be attending the Columbus Campus.
  • You will be taking at least one (1) class in a face-to-face setting.
  • Your enrollment status is half-time or greater.

*** Students admitted to a Health Professional program must meet the vaccination requirements for both the university and their degree program.

Component B: New to University Housing (including Ohio State ATI Housing in Applewood Village)

You must complete this component (meningococcal conjugate - ACWY) if:

  • You are an Ohio State University Student.
  • You are new to University Housing, on any Ohio State campus - have never before lived in University Housing prior to autumn 2015 semester.

Component C: New International Student

You must complete this component if:

  • You are an international student with an F-1 or J-1 student visa.
  • You are new to The Ohio State University - have never before attended classes at The Ohio State University.

*** All applicable components are to be completed prior to the start of the semester.

To submit your vaccination requirement documentation, complete Step 1 & 2

Step 1: Licensed Medical Provider (MD, DO, PA, NP) Documentation

  • Download the appropriate PDF form.

International Students with an F-1 or J-1 student visa - download the International Student Form
All other students (domestic) - download the Domestic Student form

  • Submit the paper form to your licensed medical provider (MD, DO, PA, NP) for completion and signature. ***All paper forms must be signed by a licensed medical provider (MD, DO, PA, NP).
  • Convert the completed paper form and all supporting documentation into electronic format by either scanning or taking an image of the paper form/document(s).

Step 2a: Document Upload & Electronic Form Completion

  • Logon to MyBuckMD using your university name.# and password.
  • Click on the Document Upload tab.
  • Select Vaccination Requirement Document for the Document Type.
  • Click the browse button and locate your electronic document.
  • Click the Save button to submit.

Step 2b:

  • Logon to MyBuckMD via with your university name.# and password.
  • Click the My Forms tab.
  • Locate the Vaccination Requirement electronic form.
  • Complete the electronic form for the applicable components, transferring the dates from the paper form completed by your licensed medical provider to the electronic form.
  • Click the Submit button.

Processing of Submissions

Your submission(s) will be processed by Student Health Services within ten (10) business days of receipt. The information submitted in Steps 1 and 2 will be reviewed for both completeness and compliance with the vaccination guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

A student will be considered non-compliant if:

  • Step 1 and/or Step 2 is not completed.
  • Incomplete documentation is received.
  • Vaccinations are contrary to the guidelines of the CDC.
  • The licensed medical provider is not a M.D., D.O., P.A., or N.P.

In the event of non-compliance, the student will be notified and instructed on how to achieve compliance. This may include:

  • Repeating Step 1 and/or Step 2.
  • Proof of immunity through a titer lab test.
  • Repeat of the vaccination.

NOTE: One dose of the meningitis vaccination must have been received since age 16.