Free vaccines and reminders in Columbus


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus Public Health has several sites where it dispenses COVID-19 vaccine doses and booster shots.

Vaccines are free for anyone 5 years of age and older, and many fully vaccinated people 18 years of age or older are eligible for a booster.

Those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster two months after their dose. All Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients can be boosted six months after the second dose.

Immunocompromised people who qualify for a third dose of the vaccine should contact a health care provider before receiving a third injection.

Wednesday marked a year since Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr Mysheika Roberts administered the Department of Health’s first COVID-19 vaccine. According to Dr Roberts, the Department of Health has administered more than 220,000 doses since then.

“I totally wish we could say we administered more,” she said. “You know, in the last few days we have seen a marked increase in the number of people who want to be vaccinated. I would like to believe it is because of the fear and risk of omicron, as well as the vacation.

“People want to be protected. They want to be boosted before the holidays. I hope that this momentum continues into the New Year and that we can quickly see a larger percentage of our population getting vaccinated. “

Columbus Public Health Immunization Clinics

Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 11 am-6pm

Linden Community Center, 1350 Briarwood Ave.

  • Mondays 9 am-4pm

Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center, 591 Industrial Mile Rd.

  • Tuesdays 11 am-6pm

St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 4131 Clime Rd.

  • Wednesdays 9 am-4pm

Westgate Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave.

  • fridays 9 am-4pm

Columbus Public Health will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, December 23. The office will be closed on December 24, before reopening on December 27.

Vaccines are also available from health care providers and retail pharmacies. To find a vaccination point near you, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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