Review information about which vaccines are accepted and how to upload your
Review information about which vaccines are accepted and how to upload your
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for International Students
All adults and children age 12+ residing in the United States are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, including international students. The vaccine is free of charge.
How and Where to Get the Vaccine
Students may schedule an appointment through any provider that is currently offering the vaccine. We recommend utilizing Ohio's centralized vaccine GetTheShot website, which serves as a singular resource to confirm vaccine eligibility, identify nearby providers, and schedule vaccine appointments. International students should bring your insurance card with you to your vaccine appointment, along with photo identification (driver license or passport), and your Miami University ID card.
Miami University plans to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus to students arriving or returning for Fall 2021. Students who have not yet been vaccinated will be able to receive the vaccine upon arrival to campus in August. Learn more about Miami’s vaccination plan for students, staff, and faculty.
Which Vaccines are Acceptable
Miami University will recognize vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization.
The vaccines authorized by the FDA that are available in the U.S. include:
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
Additional vaccines authorized by the WHO include (this list will be updated as additional vaccines are authorized):
  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
  • Sinopharm/BIBP
Students who have received all required doses of one of the above vaccines are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose. Review CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals.
Students who receive a vaccine outside the U.S. that is not authorized by the FDA or the WHO will not be exempt from COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols. In order to be exempt from testing and quarantine protocols, you will need to be revaccinated by one of the FDA-authorized vaccines after arriving in the U.S. Similarly, if you have not received all required doses of one of the authorized vaccines, you will either need to receive the remaining dose (for FDA-approved vaccines), or start over with an FDA-approved vaccine after arriving in the U.S.
What to do with Vaccine Records
Students who have been fully vaccinated should use the MedProctor Portal to share your documentation with the university. Doing so will allow your test result/vaccination record to be shared with the Miami COVID-19 testing and response teams in order to exempt you from testing, isolation and/or quarantine requirements.
Note that international vaccine records must be translated into English before being uploaded into MedProctor. We are awaiting further guidance from Student Health Services regarding translation requirements.
International Travel Guidelines and Restrictions
Students who will be traveling internationally before returning to campus in Fall 2021 should review CDC guidelines for international travel, including testing requirements, and recommendations after traveling internationally. In addition, be sure to review the status of any applicable travel restrictions.
COVID-19 and Planning for Fall 2021
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