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 12+) 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:
      • A 3-dose primary series is recommended. The first and second doses are separated by 3–8 weeks and the second and third doses are separated by at least 8 weeks. Currently, a booster dose using any COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for children in this age group who receive a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
    • Children ages 5–11 years:
      • A 2-dose primary series and 1 booster dose is recommended. The primary series doses are separated by 3-8 weeks and the booster dose is administered at least 5 months after completion of the primary series. Currently, the monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose is authorized for children in this age group who receive a Pfizer-BioNTech 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 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:
      • 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.
    • 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:
      • A 2-dose primary series and 1 bivalent mRNA booster dose (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) 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.
  • 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
    • Anyone who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their first dose and booster may receive a second booster at least 4 months after their first booster
      • Either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
    • Adults ages 50+ can choose to receive a second booster at least 4 months after their first booster, regardless of what type of booster they received.

If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, different recommendations for COVID-19, including boosters, apply.
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Information about COVID Booster Doses:

  • CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:
    • People ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses.
    • People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and the booster dose recommended for them by CDC, if eligible.
      • People ages 5 years to 11 years are currently recommended to get the original (monovalent) booster.
      • People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster.
        • This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters.
        • At this time, people aged 12 years to 17 years can only receive the updated Pfizer bivalent 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?

  • LCHD's walk-in vaccine clinics are able to accommodate individuals who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine 21 or more days ago, even if it was from a different provider. Please remember to bring identification and your CDC vaccine record card in order to receive your second dose of vaccine.
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