COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Updated as of May 1, 2022

Both the Wood County Health Department and Wood County Hospital offer free COVID-19 vaccines. You can also find a vaccine provider location by visiting If you have questions about vaccinations or have difficulty in finding a place to get the vaccine, please email

BGSU Vaccination Rates

In preparation for spring semester, BGSU required students, faculty and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or receive an approved exemption. 

Below are the COVID-19 vaccination rates for our campus community during the spring 2022 semester.

BGSU students
Excluding College Credit Plus and E-Campus

Vaccinated 80.5%
Exemption 15.5%
Total Compliance 96.0%

Students living in residence halls

Vaccinated 85.5%
Exemption 13.8%
Total Compliance 99.3%

Current BGSU faculty and staff

Vaccinated 90.9%
Exemption 6.0%
Total Compliance 96.9%

Students in External Placements

  • BGSU students in external placements (co-ops/internships, clinicals, field, student teaching, etc.) must abide all policies and precautions related to COVID-19 in place at the placement site. (Including vaccination/booster vaccination requirements, testing, isolation and quarantine period requirements, and other infection control protocols)
  • Any exemption to COVID-19 precautions including vaccination requirements granted through the University's process will not automatically apply to non-BGSU settings.
  • External placements may have more restrictive exemption policies that BGSU cannot influence or waive.
  • Some programs require co-ops/internships and/or student teaching to complete the major and/or to meet licensure or certification requirements so these experiences cannot be waived.
  • While BGSU will make reasonable attempts to find placements that meet a student’s vaccination status and other preferences, placements that do not require that students be vaccinated cannot be guaranteed and, for some fields, may be impossible to obtain.
  • BGSU is not responsible for delays in degree progression or graduation due to student requested exemptions from COVID-19 policies.

Updated: 05/05/2022 11:26PM