On January 21, FCPH is opening appointments for those who are 75 years of age and older who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Those who are 75 years and up can now schedule their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine here.
All appointments have been filled. Continue to monitor our site for future dates and times.
The scheduling system will ask you to register. Once you do, you will receive a One-Time Password (OTP) via email to schedule. Please check your SPAM and junk folders if you do not see the email.
Please do not show up unless you have an appointment. Walk-ins will be turned away. Avoid showing up early – you will have to wait until your scheduled appointment time. If you have an appointment, you are guaranteed a vaccine. The vaccine clinic is scheduled for January 25 and January 26, 2021 and is located at 1700 Morse Rd, Columbus, 43229.
For other COVID-19 questions, not related to making appointments, our information line is (614) 525-3097.
There are many more providers in your community. Please click the link below to see a comprehensive list for all other locations in Franklin County and Ohio.
Tier 1B Information
While there are still many people in Phase 1A to be vaccinated, FCPH will start the transition to Phase1B the week of January 18th. This phase includes those age 65 and older, those with congenital and early onset health conditions and K-12 school staff. Per the guidelines identified by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, FCPH will begin work through phase 1B following this schedule:
|Week of Jan. 18||Week of Jan. 25||Week of Feb. 1||Week of Feb. 8|
|80 years of age and older||75+|
Those with congenital and early onset health conditions who are 75 years of age and older [at this moment FCPH is only scheduling first doses for our residents 75+]
K-12 School Personnel
FCPH is very aware is it a stressful and frustrating time. We ask for your patience. Please understand that we do not have control of how much vaccine we receive, that is decided by the Ohio Department of Health. Once we know the number of vaccinations we have we schedule people in the appropriate groups as quickly as possible.
Check back often for updated information.
Tier 1A Information
Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) has been actively vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A since December 28, 2020. This includes:
- Healthcare providers and personnel who are routinely involved with the care of COVID-19 patients.
- Residents and staff at nursing facilities.
- Residents and staff at assisted living facilities.
- Patients and staff at psychiatric hospitals.
- People with intellectual disabilities and those with mental illness who in group homes or centers and staff at those locations.
- Residents and staff of Ohio’s veterans homes.
- Emergency medical services (EMS) staff.
None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. However, the goal for each of them is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.
It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.