Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Information & Resources

There are a lot of resources available to central Ohioans on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccine rollout, and these resources provide information from the local, state, and national perspective.

Individuals can find vaccine providers on the Ohio Department of Health lookup tool: www.vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov. It is searchable by county and zip code to find local health departments, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, and some retail pharmacies that are providing vaccinations.  

LOCAL RESOURCES

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts answers some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine (1-11-21): https://youtu.be/hhJuYbH3rQY

COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Franklin County, video from Franklin County Public Health (1-5-21): https://youtu.be/yrQSREevIyQ
COVID-19 Phase 1A, video from Franklin County Public Health (1-7-21): https://youtu.be/ZkVY_JACRNs 
COVID-19 Phase 1B, video from Franklin County Public Health (1-12-21): https://youtu.be/UBSH5181pfk

County and local health departments: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/find-local-health-districts

Columbus Public Health: Appointments can only be taken over the phone at 614-645-1519 beginning at 1-15-21. Visit www.columbus.gov/coronavirus for more info.

Delaware General Health District: https://delawarehealth.org/covid-19/

Fairfield Department of Health: https://www.myfdh.org/COVID-19-Information.html

Fayette County Public Health: http://faycohd.org/covid-19-dashboard/

Franklin County Public Health: People can schedule an appointment through the department’s website at www.covid-19.myfcph.org/vaccine or by phone at 614-525-5225. Appointments can be scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. 1-15-21. 

Licking County Health Department: https://www.lickingcohealth.org/COVID-19.html

Madison County Public Health: https://www.co.madison.oh.us/services/public_health/covid19.php

Pickaway County Public Health: https://pickawaycountypublichealth.org/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/

Union County Health Department: http://www.unioncountycovid.org/

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center: Patients can register for an appointment online at wexnermedical.osu.edu/features/coronavirus/patientcare/covid-19-vaccine.

OhioHealth: Patients can register online at ohiohealth.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/or by calling 614-533-6999. The call line opens 1-15-21 and will be open weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm.

Mount Carmel Health System: Patients can schedule an appointment online at mountcarmelhealth.com/health-and-wellness/covid-19/vaccine. They also can call their primary care office, which will assist them.

Kroger: People can call the Kroger pharmacies at 1-866-211-5320 or register online at www.Kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine.  Both will go live on 1-16-21.

Giant Eagle: Patients can make an appointment at www.gianteagle.com/covidvaccine. Registration will open soon.

STATE RESOURCES

Ohio Department of Health: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home
COVID-19 Vaccindation Program: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program

Ohio’s phased approach to vaccine rollout:

Phase 1A will include those below who choose to be vaccinated: 

  • Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.
  • Residents and staff in nursing homes.
  • Residents and staff in assisted living facilities.
  • Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals.
  • People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations.
  • Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans.
  • EMS responders.

 

Phase 1B will specifically include those below who choose to be vaccinated: 

  • Ohioans, age 65 and up.
  • Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable. 
  • Adults/employees in all schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person.

 

Vaccine rollout schedule for Ohioans age 65+

  • Week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
  • Week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
  • Week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
  • Week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older.

 

Myths vs. Facts COVID-19 Vaccine: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program/19-vaccine-myths-vs-facts

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine article: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fvaccines%2Fabout-vaccines%2Fhow-they-work.html

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html