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Vaccine Distribution

When and how to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

UC Health is following Ohio’s phased community distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are currently vaccinating members of the community through Phase 1B. Since Dec. 14, 2020, as part of Phase 1A, we have also vaccinated many employees.

Distribution Plan

Am I currently eligible to receive the vaccine?


Community appointments are being offered in accordance with the State of Ohio’s 1B distribution schedule.  

Appointments are limited based on state supplies and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If we receive new supply from the state, we open new appointment slots through My UC Health and (513) 584-DOSE every FRIDAY at NOON  EST and will schedule appointments until our supply is exhausted.

Phase 1B

  • Ages 65+
    If you are 65 years of age or older, you are now eligible to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine.
  • People born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19
    If you have one of the conditions listed by the Ohio Department of Health, you are now eligible to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine.

Phase 1A

  • Healthcare Workers
    Per the state of Ohio’s distribution plan, UC Health employees received vaccinations starting in mid-December 2020.


You do NOT have to be an Ohio resident or a UC Health patient to schedule an appointment.

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. This is the easiest and fastest way to schedule your appointment.

If you need assistance with My UC Health, please call 513-585-5353.

You can also schedule your appointment by calling 513-584-DOSE (3673).

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 receiving your COVID-19 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 appointments 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) on Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment ONLY if you are eligible.

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.

We are following the state of Ohio’s vaccine distribution plan. Please visit the Ohio Department of Health for the latest update.

On the day of your scheduled vaccination:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please cancel your visit.  You can reschedule for a later date using the same steps.

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.

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. The vaccine protects you from getting sick, but we don’t yet know if it prevents you from spreading the virus to others. Until we know more, please wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands to keep others safe.

Yes. We are now vaccinating people who meet the following criteria:

  • Those with a developmental or intellectual disability AND born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, listed by the Ohio Department of Health.
  • People born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19, as listed by the Ohio Department of Health.

If you do not meet age requirements, but you do have one of the eligible conditions, you may also contact your county health department or local developmental disabilities agency (if applicable).

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.

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.

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.