Fighting Covid-19 in the Cincinnati Region

Vaccine Resources

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If you test positive and are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, treatment options are available.  Find out more HERE .

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FDA has authorized the emergency use of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. Click HERE to read more. 

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DYK: Similar to other routine vaccines, children receive a smaller dose of the COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults.  Learn more  about COVID-19 vaccines for children at CDC.gov.

 

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Request an in-home visit:  If you live in the City of Cincinnati/Hamilton County, you may request an in-home COVID-19 vaccine HERE, or call 513-999-2312 (select option 2).

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CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older if eligible. For questions or to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, check with your child’s healthcare provider.

Available Vaccines

Adults ages 18 years and older

Pfizer-BioNTech

Primary Series:

2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters:

1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For most people at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster

Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you


People Who Are Immunocompromised

Primary Series: 3 doses.

Separate: Dose 1 and 2 by at least 3 weeks. Dose 2 and 3 by at least 4 weeks.

Boosters: 2 doses.

Booster dose 1: at least 3 months after the previous dose.

Booster dose 2: at least 4 months after booster dose 1.

Moderna

Primary Series:

2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters:

1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For most people at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster

Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you


People Who Are Immunocompromised

Primary Series: 3 doses.

Separate: Dose 1 and 2 by at least 3 weeks. Dose 2 and 3 by at least 4 weeks.

Boosters: 2 doses.

Booster dose 1: at least 3 months after the previous dose.
Booster dose 2: at least 4 months after booster dose 1.

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen

Primary Series:

1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after vaccination

Boosters:

1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For most people at least 2 months after a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster

Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you


People Who Are Immunocompromised

Primary Series: 2 doses.

Separate: Dose 1 and 2 by at least 28 days.

Boosters: 2 doses.

Booster dose 1: at least 2 months after the previous dose.
Booster dose 2: at least 4 months after booster dose 1 (mRNA vaccine only).

People ages 18 through 49 years who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their 1st booster. The 2nd booster is not required to be considered up to date for people ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster.

Children and teens ages 12-17 years old

Pfizer-BioNTech

Primary Series:

2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters:

1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st boosters


People Who Are Immunocompromised

Primary Series: 3 doses.

Separate: Dose 1 and 2 by at least 3 weeks. Dose 2 and 3 by at least 4 weeks.

Boosters: 2 doses.

Booster dose 1: at least 3 months after the previous dose.
Booster dose 2: at least 4 months after booster dose 1.

Moderna

The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 6-17 years. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will discuss recommendations on June 23.

Children ages 5-11 years old

Pfizer-BioNTech

Primary Series:

2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3-8 weeks apart

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters:

1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster


People Who Are Immunocompromised

Primary Series: 3 doses.

Separate: Dose 1 and 2 by at least 3 weeks. Dose 2 and 3 by at least 4 weeks.

Boosters: 2 doses.

Booster dose 1: at least 3 months after the previous dose.
Booster dose 2: N/A

Moderna

The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 6-17 years. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will discuss recommendations on June 23.

Children under 5

Pfizer-BioNTech

.Primary Series:

3 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech

  • 2nd dose is given 3-8 weeks after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose is given at least 8 weeks after 2nd dose

Fully Vaccinated AND Up to Date: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series. Boosters are not recommended for this age group at this time.

Moderna

Primary Series:

2 doses of Moderna given 4-8 weeks apart

Fully Vaccinated AND Up to Date: two weeks after final dose in primary series.   Boosters are not recommended for children in this age group at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Side effects are a normal sign that your body is building protection. In clinical trials, most children and adults had minimal side effects from the vaccine. To learn more, visit CDC.gov

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for both children and adults. COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, which includes studies in children.  The vaccine can help keep your child from spreading the virus to others, and can also help keep your child from getting seriously sick if they do get COVID-19.

Will my child get sick with COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No, your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine.

Is the vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Yes. If you are pregnant, speak with your healthcare provider to help you decide when to get vaccinated.

If I am fully vaccinated, can I still get COVID-19?

Children and adults who are fully vaccinated are at lower risk of getting COVID-19. However, if you are fully vaccinated and do get infected, you will most likely have mild or no symptoms at all.

Does the vaccine cost money?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to all individuals regardless of insurance, immigration, or financial status.

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