SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 UPDATE
All of our vaccine appointment slots for the week of January 18 have been filled. Please check this page regularly as we will update availability as soon as additional vaccines arrive from the state. Please note that we aren't able to schedule by phone (either through our vaccine call center or primary care offices) or take walk-ins at this time. We look forward to
expanding access to vaccines in the coming weeks as more vaccines become
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Updates
We're excited to begin offering patients the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Thursday, January 21! Patients prioritized by the state (ages 80+) will be eligible on that date, with additional groups being rolled out thereafter. Read on to learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to schedule your appointment. Be sure to check back regularly for timelines and details for future phases!
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling FAQs:
Note that information is subject to change when/if the state modifies plans.
Who is eligible for the vaccine and when?
How and when COVID-19 vaccines are delivered is driven by the state. Ohio has released guidelines for Phase 1B but no later phases at this time. Beginning January 21, we'll be vaccinating primary care patients 80 years and older. We'll update this section of our website with future eligibility as it is confirmed by the state. (Please note that upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to provide a form of ID indicating your date of birth.)
Patients must also meet the following criteria before being vaccinated:
Are not currently experiencing cold symptoms or a fever (100 degrees or higher)
Are not currently under isolation for active COVID-19
Are not currently under quarantine for COVID-19 exposure
Have not received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine already
Have not received any non-COVID-19 vaccine within the previous 14 days
Have not received intravenous antibody infusion as treatment for COVID-19 within the past 90 days
(Additionally, if you suffer from severe allergic reactions that require you to carry an EpiPen, it is recommended you speak with your provider prior to receiving the vaccine.)
Where can I get the vaccine?
Initially, vaccines will be offered in The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center on our main campus in Mt. Auburn. Parking and directions will be provided at the time you schedule your appointment. In the future, we will offer appointments at our primary care offices as well (but dates and locations have yet to be determined).
Can I get the vaccine if I don't have a Christ Hospital primary care provider?
Initially, we'll be offering vaccines to our primary care patients. We hope to open up the schedule to other patients and the general public at a later date. Check our website often for updates.
Will I (or my insurance) be billed for the vaccine?
You and/or your insurance company will be billed for the administration fee but not for the vaccine itself, however patients will not be turned away for inability to pay. (If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment.)
Can I choose which vaccine I get?
We anticipate offering both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to our patients (and other manufacturers' vaccines in the future) but aren't able to schedule appointments based on manufacturer. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have similar efficacy and potential side effects, and both manufacturers require two doses. It is important to remember that the second dose you receive must be from the same manufacturer. Early defense is better than no defense against COVID-19.
How do I schedule my appointment?
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 UPDATE: All of our vaccine appointment slots for the week of January 18 have been filled. Please check this page regularly as we will update availability as soon as additional vaccines arrive. Please note that we aren't able to schedule by phone (either through our vaccine call center or primary care offices) or take walk-ins at this time.
For our first round of vaccines, primary care patients who met the criteria (ages 80+) received a message through their MyChart account that their appointment was ready to be scheduled. (If you've received this message and no availability was found, please check MyChart often, as new dates and time slots will be made available as we receive additional doses of the vaccine from the state.)
In future phases when more vaccines are available, we will offer scheduling here, through our website. Walk-in appointments will not be available at this time.
Prior to scheduling your appointment, please download and print our COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form and bring the completed form with you to your appointment. If you do not have a printer, you'll be able to complete the form at your appointment.
What do I do if I qualify for the vaccine but forgot my MyChart password?
For assistance with MyChart, please contact the MyChart help desk at 513-522-4278 (52-CHART) to help you regain access to your MyChart account.
How do I schedule my second dose?
You will receive a message through MyChart to schedule your second dose.