September 20, 2021

Booster Doses

On September 17th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee met and rejected a proposal to distribute booster shots of to the general public but unanimously recommended the booster for people age 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans.  As a next step, the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot must be reviewed and recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to further define those groups before it will be made available for use.  That meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 22.

FCPH continues to monitor the situation closely and is awaiting additional information and guidance on the rollout once final guidance is issued. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Continue to visit our website and social media channels for new and updated information about COVID-19.

Additional Dose for the Immunocompromised

On August 13th, the CDC signed the ACIP recommendation that endorsed the use of an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine series. This additional dose is an important step in ensuring everyone, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, can get as much protection as possible from COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who fall in this category are encouraged to talk their healthcare provider to determine next steps.

Get Vaccinated!

Need a COVID-19 Vaccination?

View this calendar to find a FCPH vaccination clinic or one hosted by one of our community partners. Other vaccine provider locations can be found on the Ohio Department of Health’s website (see below for more information.)

FCPH is hosting community based walk-in clinics. Click the calendar to schedule or stop in at any location to get vaccinated. We have the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine. Anyone 12 years or age or older is eligible for Pfizer. 

Our partners at Columbus Public Health are offering vaccinations here.

There are also many options available to schedule an appointment.

Eligibility

Ohioans ages 18 and older are eligible to receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

Those ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Currently, no COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in children under the age of 12. More information about vaccinations for children and teens can be found on the Ohio Department of Health’s website.

Columbus Public Health and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are also offering Pfizer vaccine to those 12 years of age and older.

Vaccine Clinic Information

Learn more about the vaccine clinic and what to expect.

Misplaced Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card?

Please contact the agency that provided your vaccination to get a replacement card.  If you received your vaccine through Franklin County Public Health, please complete and send in the Immunization Records Release form. You will be sent your immunization record through the state system.

Equitable and Vaccination Outreach Distribution

Franklin County Public Health has set a purposeful agenda to infuse equity in all COVID-19 planning, operations and outreach. Read more about our equitable COVID-19 vaccination strategy

Organizations/companies wanting to request a mobile COVID vaccination clinic Rite Aid has an online request form that can be accessed at riteaid.com/covid-19/community-clinics

Equitable and Vaccination Outreach Distribution

Franklin County Public Health has set a purposeful agenda to infuse equity in all COVID-19 planning, operations and outreach. Read more about our equitable COVID-19 vaccination strategy. Additionally, we are pleased to offer a request form for those involved in communities (such as senior housing) that would benefit from a specific number of equity doses set aside. To learn more and to request equity doses, click on the below button:

Vaccine FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. Visit our FAQ page to learn about the COVID-19 vaccines, how to get the vaccine, safety, efficacy and equitable allocation and distribution.