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: 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.  


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

COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Franklin County, video from Franklin County Public Health (1-5-21):
COVID-19 Phase 1A, video from Franklin County Public Health (1-7-21): 
COVID-19 Phase 1B, video from Franklin County Public Health (1-12-21):

County and local health departments:

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

Delaware General Health District:

Fairfield Department of Health:

Fayette County Public Health:

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

Licking County Health Department:

Madison County Public Health:

Pickaway County Public Health:

Union County Health Department:

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center: Patients can register for an appointment online at

OhioHealth: Patients can register online at 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 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  Both will go live on 1-16-21.

Giant Eagle: Patients can make an appointment at Registration will open soon.


Ohio Department of Health:
COVID-19 Vaccindation 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:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine article:

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work:

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: