COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

The Pfizer Bivalent Vaccine is now available at our walk-in clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays

COVID-19 WALK-IN CLINIC

LCHD offers all Pfizer primary series COVID-19 vaccines (1st and 2nd doses) and the Pfizer bivalent booster (for ages 6m+) with no appointment at the health department’s walk-in clinics, located at 675 Price Road in Newark. (For information about the booster doses, continue scrolling to information below.)

The walk-in clinics are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00AM-NOON and 2:00PM-4:00PM. Appointments are NOT needed for the walk-in clinic.

Individuals who are homebound may call LCHD at (740) 349-6535 to arrange a COVID-19 vaccination at their home.

To view a list of all vaccine providers in Licking County, click here.

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Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

LCHD is currently administering first, second, and the bivalent booster Pfizer vaccines at our clinics. The Pfizer vaccine can be given to individuals aged 6 months and up. Please bring proof of identification to receive a vaccine. All minors need to have a parent/guardian present with them at the vaccine clinic. 

 

Can I get the vaccine / booster if I just had COVID-19?

As long as you are out of your isolation period and feeling well and you did not receive the monoclonal antibodies, YES, you can get the vaccine / booster at any time! If you received the monoclonal antibodies, you need to wait 90 days before receiving your vaccine / booster.

 

 

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 Booster?

  • Pfizer

    • Children ages 6 months–4 years:
      • The bivalent vaccine can ONLY be given as dose 3.
        • If the child has already received 3 doses (full primary series) of the monovalent vaccine they are NOT eligible to receive the bivalent vaccine.
        • If the child is moderately or severely immunocompromised, they should still complete 2 doses of the monovalent primary series before receiving the bivalent vaccine.
      • There is NO mix & match of vaccine brands (i.e. if the child received Moderna for their primary series, they cannot receive the Pfizer bivalent vaccine).
      • The bivalent vaccine does require dilution (2.2ml NaCl) and the dose is 0.2ml at least 2 months (8 weeks) from the 2nd dose of monovalent vaccine.
    • Children ages 5–11 years:
      • A 2-dose primary series and 1 booster dose is recommended. A 3rd dose is recommended at least 2 months after 2nd dose or last booster, children age 5 years can only get a Pfizer-BioNTech booster, and children ages 6–11 years can get a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster.
    • Adolescents ages 12–17 years:
      • A 2-dose primary series and 1 age-appropriate bivalent mRNA booster dose is recommended. The primary series doses are separated by 3-8 weeks and the bivalent mRNA booster dose is administered at least 2 months after completion of the primary series (for people who have not received any booster doses), or at least 2 months after the last monovalent booster dose. Currently, the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose is authorized for adolescents in this age group who receive a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
    • Adults ages 18 years and older:
      • A 2-dose primary series and 1 bivalent mRNA booster dose (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) is recommended. The primary series doses are separated by 3–8 weeks and the bivalent mRNA booster dose is administered at least 2 months after completion of the primary series (for people who have not received any booster doses), or at least 2 months after the last monovalent booster dose.
  • Moderna (LCHD does not have Moderna vaccines)

    • Children ages 6 months–5 years:
      • Children 6 months to 4 years of age are up to date two weeks after completing the 2nd dose of their primary series. Children 5 years of age who received a Moderna primary series are up to date immediately after they have received the most recent booster recommended for them.
    • Children ages 6–11 years:
      • A 2-dose primary series separated by 4–8 weeks is recommended. Currently, a booster dose using any COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for children in this age group who receive a Moderna primary series.
    • Adolescents ages 12–17 years:
      • A 2-dose primary series and 1 age-appropriate bivalent mRNA booster dose is recommended. The primary series doses are separated by 4-8 weeks and the bivalent mRNA booster dose is administered at least 2 months after completion of the primary series (for people who have not received any booster doses), or at least 2 months after the last monovalent booster dose. Currently, the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose is authorized for adolescents in this age group who receive a Moderna primary series.
    • Adults ages 18 years and older:
      • You are eligible for the Pfizer or Moderna Bivalent Booster at least 2 months after the 2nd primary series dose or last booster.
  • Johnson and Johnson (LCHD does not have J&J vaccines)

    • Available for ages 18 and older
    • At least two months after receiving your first J&J COVID-19 vaccination
    • A monovalent J&J/Janssen booster is available in limited situations.
      More details: J&J/Janssen booster

Novavax (LCHD does not have Novavax vaccines)

  • Available for ages 18 and older
  • 2ns dose 3-8 weeks after 1st dose
  • You can receive either a Pfizer or Moderna Bivalent Booster at least 2 months after 2nd primary series dose. A monovalent Novavax booster is available in limited situations.

Information about COVID Booster Doses:

  • CDC does not recommend mixing products for your primary series doses. If you received Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax for the first dose of your primary series, you should get the same product for all following primary series doses.
  • Children age 5 years old are only currently recommended to receive the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech booster, and they can get this booster whether they received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series.
    • Children age 5 years old can no longer get an original (monovalent) mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) booster.

 

What if I don't have transportation to a vaccine clinic?

The Licking County Transit Board provides free transportation to and from all vaccine clinics in Licking County. Community members can call Transit to request service to a vaccine clinic, letting the dispatcher know it's for a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule a ride, call 740-670-5185 and press 1 or call 1-800-350-7071.

 

How much does a COVID-19 vaccine cost?

There is no out-of-pocket cost for you to get a COVID-19 vaccine. LCHD may ask for your insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid information to charge an administration fee to insurance. However, you will not pay a fee directly.

GENERAL VACCINE INFORMATION

Which vaccine will I receive?

  • LCHD is an approved vaccine distributor and currently offers the FDA approved manufacturer Pfizer vaccine.

I lost my CDC Vaccine Record Card, how do I get a new one?

  • Your doctor has access to the state-wide database with COVID-19 vaccine information and can provide you a record of vaccination. Or, if you received your COVID-19 vaccine from LCHD, email stayathome@lickingcohealth.org with your name, date of birth, and phone number and LCHD will email your immunization record to you. We work on these requests at a first-come, first-served basis so please be patient for a reply.

What are the other COVID-19 Vaccine Providers in Licking County?

  • To view a list of all vaccine providers in Licking County, click here.

What if I received my first or second COVID-19 vaccine from another provider?

  • As long as you meet the criteria to receive a Pfizer vaccination, you are welcome to come to our clinic!
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