COVID-19 Vaccine Information

With the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be the #1 recommended way to reduce severe illness and hospitilization as a result of infection.

In addition to vaccination, the Auglaize County COVID-19 vaccine providers also ask residents to continue to practice safety recommendations of social distancing, washing your hands often, staying home if you're sick, and wearing facial coverings when appropriate per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility:

- Any Ohioan 6 months of age & older can receive a Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine

Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

- Please call 419-738-3410 and select option 4 to schedule a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (available for ages 12 years and older)

WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations:

PRIMARY SERIES:

Moderna: 2-dose series is recommended for ages 6 months and older. Doses should be separated by 4-8 weeks.
(*Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 years and older also qualify for a 3rd dose in the primary series, given 4 weeks after the 2nd dose).

Pfizer: 2-dose series is recommended for ages 6 months and older. Doses should be separated by 3-8 weeks.
(*Moderately to severely immunocommpromised individuals ages 6 months and older also qualify for a 3rd dose in the primary seies, given 4-8 weeks after the 2nd dose, age dependent).

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen: 1 dose is recommended for 18 years of age and older.
(*Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals ages 18 years and older should also receive 1 dose of either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the primary series, given 4 weeks after the J&J dose).

*Those qualifying for an additional dose are strongly recommended to speak with their doctor prior to scheduling an appointment. A patient's doctor is best positioned to determine the need for an additional vaccine dose.

BOOSTER DOSES:

Moderna: A BOOSTER dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for all individuals 18 years old & older at least 5 months following the completion of the primary Moderna Series (*Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals may receive their booster dose 3 months after completion of their primary series).
second BOOSTER is recommended for individuals 50 years old & older AND *moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals 18 years old & older at least 4 months after the first booster.

Pfizer: BOOSTER dose of the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for all individuals 5 yeasrs old & older at least 5 months following the completion of the Pfizer/Comirnaty primary series. (*Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals may receive their booster dose 3 months after completion of their primary series).
second BOOSTER is recommended for individuals 50 years old & older AND *Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals 12 years old & older at least 4 months after the first booster.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen: BOOSTER dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been authroized for all recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone age 18 years old & older who received a Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine can get a booster dose at least 2 months following the primary dose/series.
second BOOSTER is recommended for individuals 50 years old & older AND *Moderately to severly immunocompromised individuals 18 years old & older at least 4 months following the first booster.

'Additonal' doses and 'Booster' doses - What's the difference?

Additional Dose: This is an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine added to the primary series, given to individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Immunocompromised individuals have a weaker immune system in general, which not only puts them at greater risk for illness and disease, but also causes problems for them in developing the expected level of immunity from vaccinations. Recent studies have found that an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine added to the primary series can help increase the immune system response, thus improving the protection level of the vaccine for these individuals.

Booster Dose: This is a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine given after a certain period of time has passed since the completion of the primary series, to help 'boost' the immune system's response to the COVID-19 virus. Over time, the immune system's response against COVID-19 can lessen, which may not provide adequate protection against the disease. By getting a booster vaccine, this can help the immune system build better protection and increase its defenses, which then helps protect the individual from severe illness, should they be exposed to COVID-19.

We encourage you to contact other COVID-19 Vaccine Providers for availability of appointments.

To view an interactive map of all Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine providers, click here: https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov
For additional information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine Program, please visit: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/covid-19-vaccination-program or https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov