COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
We're currently offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, helping our community end the pandemic. Here, you can learn more about eligibility requirements, how to schedule your appointment and more.
Who is eligible for the Moderna vaccine, booster and third dose?
You must meet the following criteria before receiving the Moderna vaccine:
Are 18 years or older
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 booster:
Are at least six months out from your initial vaccine series
Are 65 years or older OR
Are 18 or older and live in a long-term care settings OR
Are 18 or older and have underlying medical conditions OR
Are 18 or older and work or live in high-risk settings, including healthcare workers
The booster dose is a half-dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
You must meet the following criteria before receiving the Moderna 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
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
Note: If you're receiving your third dose (for patients who are immunocompromised) at your local pharmacy, the CDC recommends you talk to your provider first about whether getting a third dose is right for you.
How do I schedule my appointment?
At our primary care offices:
Schedule your appointment through MyChart
If you have MyChart, log in to your account (through the web or app), click Visits | Schedule Appointment | Tell us why you're coming in | then COVID-19 Vaccine #1. 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
Just search Zip Code 45219 then choose The Christ Hospital Apothecary to locate appointments.
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 MyChart, 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 MyChart.
Your second dose can be scheduled in person at the time of your first appointment or through MyChart 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 MyChart. You can even use the MyChart app so the documentation is always with you. To navigate to your vaccine record inside MyChart:
Login using your username or password. (If you don't have a MyChart account, activate it here.)
Click COVID-19 (under the My Record heading).
You should see a "COVID-19 vaccination complete" message in green. To see additional detail about your vaccine, click the down arrow.
To print your vaccination record, select the orange "Download/Export" button. You can then save the PDF to your mobile device or computer and print if needed.
If you're still having trouble accessing your vaccination record, click to see a tip sheet with visuals.
If you're using the MyChart app and don't see a "COVID-19 vaccination complete" message, go to the App Store or Google Play and download the latest version of MyChart.
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.
Where can minors get vaccinated?
The Greater Cincinnati Health Collaborative has a listing of other vaccine locations in our area, including vaccine locations for eligible minors.
Are there other resources I can reference?