COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) expanded availability for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering the vaccine without an appointment at our walk-in clinics. Walk-in clinics make it easier for county residents who would like to be vaccinated for protection against COVID-19.
LCHD now offers the COVID-19 vaccine with no appointment at the health department’s walk-in clinics, located at 675 Price Road in Newark. The walk-in clinics are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LCHD is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine at our walk-in clinics, which can be given to individuals aged 12 and up. Please bring proof of identification to receive a vaccine.
Individuals who are homebound may call LCHD at (740) 349-6535 to arrange a COVID-19 vaccination at their home.
Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Individuals age 12+ are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
All minors need to have a parent/guardian present with them at the vaccine clinic.
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 we have received vaccine from all FDA EUA approved manufacturers Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. LCHD typically administers the Pfizer vaccine, which can be given to individuals aged 12 and up. However, due to availability of the vaccines, we cannot guarantee which vaccine will be provided to you until the day you arrive for your scheduled clinic.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
How do I get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine?
- Individuals who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine 21 or more days ago may walk-in to LCHD's clinic for their second vaccine dose without an appointment. Please remember to bring identification and your CDC vaccine record card in order to receive your second dose of vaccine. The walk-in clinics are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the health department, 675 Price Rd., in Newark. Per the CDC, the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series.
What if I received my first COVID-19 vaccine from another provider?
- LCHD's walk-in vaccine clinics are able to accommodate individuals who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine 21 or more days ago. Please remember to bring identification and your CDC vaccine record card in order to receive your second dose of vaccine.