On Thursday, October 21, the CDC endorsed the recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and the CDC’s recommendation for boosters are important steps to stay ahead of the virus.
FCPH’s priority remains getting everyone fully vaccinated with their primary series. Unvaccinated people are the highest at risk for severe disease and death from COVID-19. Nearly all the cases of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 continue to occur among those not yet vaccinated. With winter months approaching, there is no better time to get vaccinated.
Please see below for more information on our clinics and eligibility.
Need a COVID-19 Vaccination?
View this calendar to find a FCPH vaccination clinic or one hosted by one of our community partners.
First and second dose clinics:
If you need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, no appointment is necessary. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available for ages 18 and up, Pfizer is available for anyone age 12 and up.
Following the recent recommendation of the CDC, FCPH will have COVID-19 booster doses available (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) for certain populations. FCPH is focused on staying ahead of the virus by making sure people have optimal protection against COVID-19. Please be sure to read below for eligibility. Appointments are recommended but not required. Click here to make an appointment.
First and second doses:
- Ohioans ages 18 and older are eligible to receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines
- Those ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine (first and second dose only).
- Currently, no COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in children under the age of 12. We anticipate that children ages 5 to 11 will be eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the upcoming weeks. Please check back on our website.
On October 21, 2021, the CDC provided the following guidance for booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. You must be age 18 or older.
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Booster Dose:
The CDC announced that the following groups are eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their primary series (the first 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine):
- people age 65 years and older
- residents age 18 years and older in long term care settings
- people age 18 years with underlying medical conditions
- people age 18 years and older who live or work in high-risk settings
These recommendations only apply to people who previously received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Booster Dose:
- Booster doses are recommended for everyone 18 and older at least 2 months after receiving their J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Note, you must be 18 years or older.
Compromised Immune System Third-Doses:
The CDC recommended the use of an additional dose for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine series (Moderna or Pfizer). Individuals who fall in this category and need a third-dose of Moderna are encouraged to talk their healthcare provider to determine next steps.
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.
Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) is working hard to make sure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 vaccination has a way to get it. If you are a homebound individual or if you need vaccinations for a group of homebound individuals please complete this form.
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: