Mar 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination information for international students and scholars

The Ohio State University is actively planning for expanded vaccine distribution for students, faculty and staff (including international students and scholars), as allowed by the State of Ohio.

Beginning March 29, eligibility to receive a vaccine in Ohio will expand to those ages 16 and older. For those individuals who become eligible, an appointment is required, and the option to schedule an appointment is only available once the criteria are met.

Eligible individuals should log in to their MyChart account to schedule their vaccination through Ohio State. View the step-by-step guide.

Including the Schottenstein Center, there are more than 100 COVID-19 vaccination locations in Franklin County alone, and the state has launched a new centralized scheduling tool at

The vaccine used at your appointment is based on availability on the day you receive it. Ohio State is currently administering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The government is providing the vaccine free of charge, and health plans are required to cover the cost of administration. Patients who receive a vaccination will not be asked to pay anything out of pocket.

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