Campus Bulletin: Current Students, Parents, ObieSafe

Get your required flu shot with your COVID test

September 22, 2020 9:00 AM

Student Health Services

All Oberlin College students who will be on campus during the 2020-21 school year will be required to receive a flu shot. Proof of vaccination must be submitted to your Student Health Portal by November 1, 2020.

It is more important than ever for students to get a flu shot this year. To protect campus health, Oberlin College is implementing an aggressive flu vaccination strategy beginning October 1 that is consistent with federal health care guidelines to reduce the presence of flu on campus.

Due to national public health recommendations, all students who come to campus are required to get an influenza vaccination by November 1. Flu vaccinations will be provided free of charge to students after they take their COVID-19 PCR test at the Williams Field House in October. Students will be provided a standard consent form to sign before getting their shot. Those under 18 will need to get consent verbally over the phone from a parent or guardian. Exceptions will be granted for students who suffer from egg allergies, have had previous adverse reactions to vaccinations, have other medical conditions that preclude them from receiving a shot or have certain religious beliefs that prevent them from being vaccinated. Visit the CDC website for more information on guidelines for flu season.

Current ON-CAMPUS students will receive a flu shot at the time of your scheduled October COVID test. After your screening, registration, and COVID test, you will go to the next station to receive your flu shot. Mercy Health will provide Oberlin Student Health Services verification of your immunization. If you have already received a flu shot and wish to decline the opportunity to be vaccinated on campus in October, please upload proof of immunization by November 1st.

Current REMOTE students who will be coming onto campus at any time during the 2020-21 school year must receive a flu shot and upload proof of vaccination to your Student Health Portal by logging in, clicking on immunizations, entering the date the vaccine was administered, and uploading proof of vaccination for verification.