COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Vaccination, COVID testing / quarantine update

Currently, we anticipate that fully vaccinated students will have the option to voluntarily submit proof of vaccination in order to forego ongoing COVID mitigation testing in the Fall Term.

Proof of vaccination consists of snapshots of your vaccination card (front and back), and you can upload those through secure email at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu. Please do not submit other information to this address, including medical records (other than proof of vaccination or current summer residential students may also submit PCR tests).

Also, we currently anticipate that fully vaccinated students, including those residing in University Housing, will have the option to voluntarily submit proof of vaccination in order to forego the need to quarantine due to exposure to COVID during the Fall Term.

Proof of vaccination consists of snapshots of your vaccination card (front and back), and you can upload those through secure email at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu. Please do not submit other information to this address, including medical records (other than proof of vaccination or current summer residential students may also submit PCR tests).

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Proof of fully vaccinated status currently requires vaccines that are either FDA or WHO authorized. Important to remember: Full vaccination status is defined as two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination is available to members of the campus community through many medical providers and pharmacies, including UC Health and Hamilton County Health Collaborative.

Will UC require the vaccine for the 2021-22 academic year?

With regard to the COVID-19 vaccines, UC's physician-led COVID Response Team advocates for vaccination as a safe and a significant contributor to the safety of our community. Thus, the university strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination but will not mandate COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty or staff for the coming academic year.

Get vaccinated

  • The UC Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center is open Tuesday-Saturday to any member of the community who wishes to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Advance appointments are encouraged to ensure a faster and more efficient experience, but are not required. You do not have to be a UC Health patient or an Ohio resident to receive a vaccination. The UC Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center is located at 3120 Burnet Ave., Suite 105, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Please visit https://www.uchealth.com/en/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-distribution for directions and the latest information about hours and dates of operation.
  • The vaccine is free. The details: The vaccine will be made available at no out-of-pocket cost to recipients. There is a nominal ($16) fee for the first-time (one-time) administration of the vaccine. The fee for a second dose is $26. For anyone with insurance, it is billed to their insurance without copay or balance billing. If anyone is without insurance, the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is billed.

UC COVID Check hot line

Please review this page carefully. If, after reading it, you still have questions, call the UC COVID Check Response Team hotline at:

  • (513) 558-1772
  • (513) 558-1773

The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Or email for assistance at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu

Vaccine FAQs for students

With regard to the COVID-19 vaccines, UC's physician-led COVID Response Team advocates for vaccination as a safe and a significant contributor to the safety of our community. Thus, the university strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination but will not mandate COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty or staff for the coming academic year.

The vaccine is essentially free.

If you want the details: The vaccine will be made available at no out-of-pocket cost to recipients. There is a nominal ($16) fee for the first-time (one-time) administration of the vaccine. The fee for a second dose is $26. For anyone with insurance, it is billed to their insurance without copay or balance billing. If anyone is without insurance, the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is billed.

See the information on Summer Term 2021 testing.

Currently, we anticipate that fully vaccinated students will have the option to voluntarily submit proof of vaccination in order to forego ongoing COVID mitigation testing in the Fall Term.

Proof of vaccination consists of snapshots of your vaccination card (front and back), and you can upload those through secure email at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu. Please do not submit other information to this address, including medical records (other than proof of vaccination or current summer residential students may also submit PCR tests).

Please see more details in the Return to Campus Guide, including FDA and WHO authorized vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccination is available to members of the campus community through many medical providers and pharmacies, including UC Health and Hamilton County Health Collaborative.

Currently, we anticipate that quarantine or isolation practices will adhere to the following during Fall Term:

  • Currently, we anticipate that fully vaccinated students, including those residing in University Housing, will have the option to voluntarily submit proof of vaccination in order to forego the need to quarantine due to exposure to COVID during the Fall Term.
  • Currently, we anticipate that students who receive a positive COVID test result will need to isolate no matter vaccination status. 

Proof of vaccination consists of snapshots of your vaccination card (front and back), and you can upload those through secure email at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu. Please do not submit other information to this address, including medical records (other than proof of vaccination, and currently, summer residential students may submit PCR tests).

More details can be found on the Quarantine and Isolation page.

Call the UC COVID Check Response Team hotline at:

  • (513) 558-1772
  • (513) 558-1773

The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Or email for assistance at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu