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Vaccine Distribution

When and how to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

UC Health is following Ohio’s community distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are currently vaccinating eligible members of the community. We have also vaccinated many employees as part of our commitment to keeping you safe.

Distribution

 

All those 16 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at UC Health as part of the State of Ohio’s distribution plan. You do NOT have to be an Ohio resident or a UC Health patient to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are limited based on state supplies and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We open new appointment slots on Thursdays at 8 a.m. EST, if we get a new shipment.

How to schedule:

  • My UC Health (MyChart): Current patients may be able to view current vaccine appointments by logging onto your My UC Health (MyChart) account. This is the easiest and fastest way to schedule your appointment. If you need assistance with My UC Health, please call 513-585-5353.
  • Phone: You can also schedule your appointment by calling 513-584-DOSE (3673).

UC Health also offers no-appointment vaccinations for COVID-19 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance appointments are encouraged to ensure a faster and more efficient experience.

My UC Health

My UC Health, also known as MyChart, is a free, safe and secure online tool for UC Health patients that gives you direct access to your personal health information. In order to make your vaccination process easier, please familiarize yourself with logging in to your account. You can also download the mobile app for ease of check-in when it is time for your vaccine.

Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Benefits & Risks

Learn what to expect before, during, and after your COVID-19 vaccination for both the adenovirus vector (one-dose) and the mRNA (two-dose) versions of the vaccine.

One-Dose Vaccination
Two-Dose Vaccination

Questions About Getting Your Vaccine

We are committed to providing information about when you and your loved ones can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Option 1: Sign up through My UC Health (My Chart) — UC Health patients only

If you are eligible per the State of Ohio's distribution plan, you may be able to view current vaccine appointments by logging onto your My UC Health (MyChart) account and checking the visits section. If you need assistance with My UC Health, please call 513-585-5353.

Current patients who are eligible for the vaccine are highly encouraged to go through My UC Health, which is the easiest and fastest way to schedule your appointment.

For additional information about scheduling your vaccine appointment through My UC Health (MyChart), please watch our instructional video.

Option 2:  Call 513-584-DOSE — Everyone (UC Health patients and non-patients)

Call 513-584-DOSE (3673) Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Advance appointments are encouraged to ensure a faster and more efficient experience, but they are no longer required on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Individuals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine and who do not have an appointment will be registered on-site, receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and will be scheduled for a second appointment.

If you are a current UC Health patient and have never logged in to My UC Health:

  1. Visit the My UC Health webpage. 

  2. If you have an activation code that you received at your last doctor’s appointment, click “activate your account.” 

  3. Then, enter your 10-digit activation code. 

  4. If you don’t have an activation code, click “sign up now”, complete the form and submit.

On the day of your vaccination:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please cancel your scheduled visit. You can reschedule for a later date using the same steps. If you planned to come without an appointment on a no-appointment day, please do not come.

Please bring a photo ID that includes your date of birth.

Please make sure that our staff will be able to easily access your upper arm to give you the vaccination. We suggest wearing a short-sleeved shirt (even if under a jacket).

Please bring your smartphone, if you have one.  It will be helpful in scheduling your appointment for your second vaccination dose, if needed depending on which vaccine you got. If required, a vaccination center team member will work with you to schedule your second appointment.

Minors should come with a parent or legal guardian, who is required to sign written consent on their behalf.

On the day of your second vaccination appointment, if needed:

If you have a second vaccine appointment scheduled, please bring the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card you received at your first appointment. Be sure to keep this card safe in your records after your second dose.

Please also bring a valid ID.

There will be no out-of-pocket cost for individuals who get the vaccine.

We know you have a lot of questions about this vaccine and about your health, and we are committed to answering them. Click here to learn more about the vaccine.

Yes, you should continue to take precautions in certain situations. Find the CDC’s guidance for fully vaccinated individuals here.

No. UC Health will offer vaccines to people who meet the Ohio Department of Health eligibility criteria, regardless of where you live.

No. UC Health will offer vaccines to people who meet the Ohio Department of Health eligibility criteria, even if they have never been at patient at UC Health before.

In case of inclement weather, check the local news and UC Health social media channels for notices of any vaccine center closures. Call 513-584-DOSE if you have any questions.

Those who had appointments during a time when the UC Health COVID-19 Vaccination Center is closed will be offered another appointment at a later time or date (weather permitting). Call 513-584-DOSE between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and select option 2 to reschedule your appointment.

Our vaccine supply is based on what is provided to us by the state.  When you make a vaccine appointment at UC Health, you will be informed about the vaccine dose types available, either two doses or one dose. If a two-dose option is available, and you choose that option, you will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. If a one-dose option is available, and you choose that option, you will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for individuals under age 18. Individuals who are age 16 or 17 will only be scheduled for a Pfizer vaccine. A parent or legal guardian MUST be present in person at the actual vaccine appointment for individuals who are age 16 or 17, in order to sign the vaccine consent form and be available for any possible adverse reactions.

Documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination can be found in your My UC Health (MyChart) account in the Medications section. You can also call 513-298-7750 and select option 4, or fax your request to 513-298-7765.