Preparing For Your COVID-19 Vaccination

If you have scheduled your COVID-19 vaccination with Premier Health, here’s how to prepare and what to expect once you arrive.

About the Vaccine

You will receive your first of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Before your appointment, please review the fact sheets for the vaccines being administered by Premier Health:

Directions To Your Location

Find a map and directions to your Premier Health vaccine clinic.

What To Wear

Your vaccine will be given in your upper arm. If possible, we ask that you wear a short-sleeved shirt or layered clothing that gives us access to your upper arm without removing your clothing. If you must remove your clothing, accommodations will be made to maintain your privacy. 

Your health is important to us. Please remember to wear your face covering or mask over your nose and mouth throughout your appointment. 

What To Bring

Please bring your driver’s license, state ID, birth certificate, or other form of ID that includes your birth date. We will use this to confirm your identity, name, and age to ensure you meet vaccination eligibility criteria set by the state. Premier Health is not currently able to schedule vaccinations for anyone under age 18, regardless of qualifying medical condition. 

If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card. The government is providing the vaccine free of charge, and health plans are required to cover the cost of administration. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for patients receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and insurance is not required. 

You are able to bring one (1) support person with you if you require mobility, language, cognitive, or other assistance during your appointment. No one under the age of 18, and no one who is COVID-19 positive, symptomatic, or awaiting test results is permitted. Due to limited quantities of vaccine, we are not able to vaccinate your support person. 

When To Arrive

In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that you arrive for your appointment no more than five minutes early and no more than 15 minutes late. Please plan for your appointment to last 30 to 45 minutes. This timeframe includes time needed to get you checked in, administer your vaccine, schedule your second vaccine dose, and monitor you for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for any adverse side effects. 

Screening Guidelines

Due to rapid spread of COVID-19 in our region, visitor restrictions are in place during vaccine clinics. 

Everyone entering Premier Health facilities will be screened for symptoms or exposure history at entry. You will be asked to leave the facility if you have respiratory symptoms of unknown origin or exposure to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. To protect all patients and staff, anyone refusing a COVID-19 screening will be prohibited from entering the facility. 

Cancelling Your Appointment

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call our vaccine scheduling line at (937) 276-4141(937) 276-4141 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week to alert us. We will only be able to reschedule if vaccine clinics are not fully booked. 

We appreciate your help and understanding in keeping everyone safe.