COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
We're currently offering the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at select locations throughout the Tristate. Here, you can learn more about eligibility requirements, how to schedule your appointment and more.
Who is eligible for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine, booster and third dose?
You must meet the following criteria before receiving the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine:
Are 18 years or older (Moderna) or 5 years or older (Pfizer)
Are not currently experiencing cold symptoms or a fever (100 degrees or higher)
Are not currently under isolation for active COVID-19 or COVID-19 exposure
Have not received intravenous antibody infusion as treatment for COVID-19 within the past 90 days
Lastly, if you suffer from severe allergic reactions that require you to carry an EpiPen, or if you've had an allergic reaction to other vaccines or injectable medications, speak with your provider prior to receiving the vaccine (allergic reactions have been reported with the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna – this may be the result of an ingredient that is also found in some medications including those used to treat cancer).
You must meet the following criteria before receiving the Moderna or Pfizer booster:
Are at least five months out from your initial vaccine if you received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine OR
Are at least two months out from your initial vaccine if you received the Johnson & Johnson/Jansen vaccine
Are 18 years or older (Moderna) or 12 years or older (Pfizer).
Note: The Moderna booster dose is a half-dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
You must meet the following criteria before receiving the Moderna or Pfizer third dose (for patients who are immunocompromised):
Are at least 28 days out from your initial vaccine series
Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Advanced or untreated HIV infection
Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Note: If you're receiving your third dose at your local pharmacy, the CDC recommends you talk to your provider first about whether getting a third dose is right for you.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Vaccines are currently being offered to patients and the community at:
Select primary care offices located throughout the Tristate.
The Christ Hospital Apothecary (retail pharmacy) | Main Campus | 2139 Auburn Ave., First Floor
How do I schedule my appointment?
At our primary care offices:
Schedule your appointment through your patient portal or MyChart for desktop.
If you have our patient portal app, log in to your account, click Visits or Schedule an Appointment, then navigate to find COVID-19 Vaccine. From there, answer a few questions about your health, pick a date, time and location, then Schedule. A few helpful tips:
You won't see the vaccine scheduling button unless you meet the eligibility criteria for the vaccine.
Be sure to click the navy blue "Schedule" button at the end of the vaccine scheduling form, otherwise, your appointment will not be scheduled.
If you don't have a MyChart account but have had an appointment at The Christ Hospital Health Network previously, you can sign up for an account here by answering a few short questions.
Schedule your appointment by phone.
To schedule by phone, call your primary care office directly to see if they have the vaccine in stock. Please have your insurance card, date of birth and social security number ready.
At The Christ Hospital Apothecary:
Schedule your appointment through the ODH Website (appointment now required).
Just search Zip Code 45219 then choose The Christ Hospital Apothecary to locate appointments:
Additionally, The Greater Cincinnati Health Collaborative has a listing of other vaccine locations in our area, including vaccine locations for eligible minors.
What can I expect before, during and after my appointment?
Parking and wayfinding information will be provided to you when you schedule your appointment.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt to your appointment so that your arm is easily accessible.
Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to provide a form of ID indicating your date of birth. If you don't meet the age requirements set by the state, we will not be permitted to administer your vaccine.
Your insurance company will be billed for the administration fee but not for the vaccine. Please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. Patients will not be turned away for inability to pay.
If you scheduled your COVID-19 vaccine appointment through your patient portal, please log in to your account several days before your appointment to complete registration (what we call eCheck-in). By checking in ahead of time, your appointment will go faster the day of your visit. Just click on the dark blue "eCheck-in" button near your appointment details in your patient portal.
Your second dose can be scheduled in person at the time of your first appointment or through your patient portal after you receive your first dose. See our tip sheet for how to schedule your second appointment.
While reported side effects are mild, we do ask that you stay on-site for 15 minutes following your vaccination to ensure there are no adverse reactions. Learn more about potential side effects: What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine
I need documentation of my vaccine but lost my vaccine card.
If you've lost your vaccine card and need documentation indicating that you received your COVID-19 vaccine, please access your record through our patient portal.
I have an upcoming surgery or procedure. Can I still get my vaccine?
If you have an upcoming procedure, please check with your provider about the ideal timing to get your vaccine.
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