COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Plan
Updated as of September 15, 2021
In preparation for spring semester, BGSU is requiring students, faculty and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or receive an approved exemption.
With the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for ages 16 and over, the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines have again been recognized. While there are those who are concerned about the risk of this vaccine, we also know about the significant risks of not receiving it – risks to individuals, but also risk to the broader community. We must balance individual choice with the broader risks posed to our community.
Students, faculty and staff must submit their vaccination by uploading a photo of their vaccination card through their MyBGSU portal using the Med+Proctor platform. There is no cost to submit your status. Upon completion, students have an option to pay $10 for Med+Proctor to store your vaccination status permanently for your own personal records. This step is optional and not required for the BGSU vaccination status program.
The deadline to submit proof of vaccination is Nov. 29, 2021.
BGSU will offer appropriate and balanced exemptions for students, faculty and staff members. These exemptions must either be medical, religious or reasons of personal conscience, and will be reviewed and approved by our Division of Health and Wellness. If a student, faculty or staff exemption is approved, they will be required to follow protocols for unvaccinated individuals regarding face coverings, quarantine and isolation and also participate in regular COVID-19 testing.
The deadline to request an exemption is Nov. 1, 2021, to allow time to review and process.
- Nov. 1, 2021 - Deadline to submit exemption request, to allow time to review and process.
- Nov. 29, 2021 - Deadline to submit proof of full vaccination to Med+Proctor via MyBGSU.
The Falcon Health Center is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccines Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. You can also find a vaccine provider location by visiting vaccines.gov. If you have questions about vaccinations or have difficulty in finding a place to get the vaccine, you can contact the COVID-19 Response Hotline at 419-372-3000 or email email@example.com