Campus Booster Rate
as of September 26, 2022
Oberlin’s Approach to Vaccination
COVID-19 vaccinations and current booster are required of students, faculty, and staff unless an exemption is approved. The higher the vaccination rate, the more secure campus will become. The data reported here reflects the number and percent of vaccine cards that have been uploaded to the Student Health or Human Resource Portals. Oberlin strongly recommends vendor employees be vaccinated, but cannot mandate or verify it, so their data is not included.
COVID-19 vaccinations decrease the potential for serious illness, hospitalization and death. If recipients contract a future COVID-19 infection, they will likely experience mild or no symptoms.
Vaccines, known as “acquired” immunity, are a safer way to build immunity than natural immunity. The approved vaccines are not a live virus therefore a person cannot contract the disease from the vaccine. The vaccines facilitate the process in which the immune system builds the antibodies needed to fight future exposure.
Vaccines are the best way to stop the spread of variants and prevent new ones from emerging. If the virus can’t replicate, it can’t mutate.
Questions & Answers
Where can I find a booster if I’m currently eligible for one?
- CVS Pharmacy
- Walmart Pharmacy
- Mercy Health-Allen Hospital – Call the Mercy Health COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline 866-624-0366 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.
Find other locations:
Process for submission of COVID-19 booster and vaccine documentation
- Open your Student Health Portal by clicking on the link from the OC Student Health website or through Oberview (Medicat).
- Click on the IMMUNIZATION tab, click Enter Dates, and scroll down to Covid -19 vaccine. Enter the date(s) you had the vaccine administered. SUBMIT.
- Take a picture of your immunization card given to you at the time of vaccination. Click on the UPLOADS tab, select Immunization record, click Select File and choose the verification of your Covid-19 vaccine to submit. UPLOAD.
- Take a picture of your COVID-19 vaccination card and save it to your computer or Android device (Note: You cannot use an iPhone or iPad to submit your card).
- Navigate to OberView in Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer from a computer or Android device and click on the Upload COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card task.
- Read the instructions, fill out the form, attach the image of your card, and click Submit.
- Once reviewed by Human Resources, you will receive a notification that your card has been accepted or rejected. Rejection reasons may include attaching the incorrect image, the image being unreadable, or entering vaccination information on the form that is different than what is on the card.
Process for requesting a COVID-19 booster and vaccine exemption
The exemption request process is an interactive process in which Oberlin reviews information provided to support the request of a medical or religious exemption. It is possible that more information may be requested, or clarification on provided information may be requested. It is important to understand that Oberlin is not required to provide an exemption if doing so would pose a direct threat to yourself or others on campus, or if doing so would create an undue hardship for the College. Once submitted, those seeking an exemption can expect to receive a response within approximately 3-4 weeks. A request submission prior to any deadlines is considered to be “on-time” although a decision may not be issued yet. Oberlin’s COVID-19 vaccination exemption request process is separate from the overall exemption process for other required vaccinations for students.
Students may request an exemption by submitting this form: Student COVID-19 Immunization Exemption Request.
Faculty and staff may request an exemption by submitting this form: Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Immunization Exemption Request.