Here’s What You Need To Know About Signing Up For A COVID-19 Vaccine In Columbus

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Ohio’s vaccination program is really starting to get going.

Yesterday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that additional groups would be added to the list of eligible recipients, extending the age to include anyone age 50 and older.

As more and more people become eligible for the vaccine, a mixture of local, state, and private healthcare providers will be administering vaccines. Here’s the guidance from public health departments in Ohio about how to sign up for your shot.

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Where To Sign Up

If you’re wondering about whether or not the vaccine is currently available to you, there’s a website for that. The state of Ohio developed a centralized website where all Ohioans can check to see where they can get vaccinated in their area. After filling in some info, you’ll be told whether or not you’re eligible. If you are eligible for the shot, you will have to provide your zip code, and from there the website will direct you to available providers.

Ohio is taking a phased approach to distributing vaccines. Starting Thursday, anyone age 50 and older, people with certain health conditions, and people who work in certain fields. You can see the complete list of qualifying conditions and occupations here.

To see if you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, please click here.

Columbus Public Health offers a drive-thru vaccine clinic with no residency requirements. Appointment times are opened up as vaccine doses are received. Sometimes, registration can be temporarily closed, so it’s important to keep checking in until you’re able to schedule your appointment. Click here to sign up.

You can follow Columbus Public Health on Facebook for updates, or sign up for text updates by texting “VaxCbus” to 888777.

Franklin County Public Health is also offering vaccine scheduling for residents. You can sign up online and the website is updated frequently with information about vaccine availability. Click here for information regarding Franklin County Public Health.

Which vaccines are available in Ohio?

Ohio has three different brand of vaccinations available. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. After you have received your first, you will be scheduled for your second appointment. It’s crucial that people receiving two-dose vaccines return for their second shot. Ohio is also offering the recently approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose.

For more guidance on the different types of COVID-19 vaccines available, please visit CDC.gov.

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