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LIST: Here are the colleges and universities across Northeast Ohio requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for staff and students

Several Northeast Ohio colleges and universities have yet to announce any kind of vaccine mandate.

CLEVELAND — Following the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) giving approval of the Pfizer coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine earlier this week, schools across the country have begun to announce immunization requirements for students and staff. 

Just days after the FDA announced that Pfizer's mRNA shot had received clearance, Kent State University officials announced that the vaccine would be required for all students and staff. Within hours, several other Northeast Ohio schools followed suit, alerting campus-community members that the vaccine would be required in the coming months.

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Below, you will find a list of all of the colleges and universities in the Northeast Ohio area that have announced vaccination requirements, as well as several major schools that have yet to make any announcements. 


Kent State University

Cleveland State University -- COVID-19 vaccination required only for students living on campus

John Carroll University 

Case Western Reserve University 

The University of Akron

Oberlin College 

The College of Wooster

Cleveland Institute of Art 


Bowling Green State University

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio State University

Ohio University 

Miami University

University of Cincinnati

University of Toledo


Baldwin Wallace University 

University of Mount Union 

Notre Dame College 

Walsh University -- A representative with Walsh University spoke with 3News says that the school's official position is "to strongly recommend but not mandate." 

Malone University 

Ursuline College 

Lake Erie College -- A representative with Lake Erie College tells 3News that the COVID response team plans to meet this week and will be "examining changing conditions." 

Ashland University 

Hiram College-- Hiram officials have yet to publicly announce that the coronavirus vaccine will be mandated, but the school's website reads, "Should the FDA approve the COVID-19 vaccine, the College would add it to the list of vaccines that are required of students. Medical and religious exemptions will still be honored."

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3News reached out to representatives with the schools that have not formally announced vaccine requirements as of August 28, but did not receive responses by the time of publication. This piece will be updated as responses are sent in. 

If you know of a Northeast Ohio college or university that has announced vaccination requirements and is not included in this list, please forward relevant information to HSloop@wkyc.com

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