COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Ohio is distributing safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to all those who choose to be vaccinated. This rollout is being performed in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

PFIZER

This vaccine is available to all ages beginning at age 6 months. The strength of the dosage and the number of doses recommended depends on the age of the person being vaccinated. If you are younger than age 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian with you at the time of the vaccination.  

A Pfizer booster shot is available to those age 5 and older who have received:

  • Their primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least three months ago, or
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago

A second booster shot may be given at least four months after the first booster for ages 12 and up, and for those who are considered immunocompromised.

MODERNA

This vaccine is available for children ages 6 months to 5 years. The vaccine also is available to adults beginning at age 18. It currently is not available for individuals ages 6 through 17. The strength of the dosage and the number of doses recommended depends on the age of the person being vaccinated. Anyone younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  

A Moderna booster shot is available to those 18 and older who have received:

  • Their primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least three months ago, or
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago

A second booster shot may be given at least four months after the first booster for ages 18 and up, and for those who are considered immunocompromised.

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

The FDA has limited the authorized use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate, and to individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  Learn more in this fact sheet.

Online Scheduling Available

Vaccine appointments can be easily scheduled online.

You can find vaccine locations across the region by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

Walk-ins Welcome

An appointment is requested but not required for COVID-19 vaccinations. Walk-ins are welcome at some locations and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those with appointments.

For More Information

Learn more about the vaccine rollout from your local public health department: