COVID-19 Vaccinations

Appointments are required – Call 937-645-2058 

COVID vaccination in our clinic is open to ages 6 months and older. A parent/legal guardian must accompany a minor under age 18.

UCHD is only administering Pfizer and Novavax brand COVID vaccines. 

Clinic Location: Union County Health Department, 940 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040, unless otherwise noted at time appointment is scheduled

COVID Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Novavax COVID-19 vaccines are offered. Our team can provide initial COVID-19 doses needed to complete a primary series and/or the updated bivalent Pfizer booster shot in accordance with CDC recommendations.

Note: Pfizer primary series vaccines can be given to ages 6 months and older. Pfizer’s updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine can only be given to people age 12 and older who received their last dose of the primary series or a booster dose at least 2 months ago. Novavax can be given to ages 12 and older. Novavax can only be given to people who have not received a previous COVID vaccine brand. Novavax cannot be given as a booster shot for a person who has previously received a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Ages 6 Months & older Welcome: Our team can provide COVID vaccination for adults and children ages 6 months and older. Family appointments can be requested when scheduling your appointment.

What to Bring to Appointment:

  • VACCINATION CARD (if this is not your first dose)
  • PHOTO ID (for adults)
  • INSURANCE CARD
    • Beginning May 9, 2022, the Union County Health Department bills insurance for the cost to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Under current federal guidelines, there should be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Patients without insurance will not be billed at this time.

What to Know:

  • We are administering Pfizer and Novavax brand COVID-19 vaccines at this time. Vaccines are administered in accordance with CDC recommendations. NOTE: Novavax is only authorized for adults ages 12 and older. Novavax can be given as a primary series for people who have not previously received a COVID vaccine of another brand. Novavax cannot be given as a booster to someone who previously received a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.
  • Please read the COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets before your appointment:
  • Please arrive at your appointment time. Please do not come more than 15 minutes early.
  • The CDC recommends a 15 minute wait time after your initial COVID-19 vaccination. We encourage and have a designated area for this waiting period.
  • Please review the Union County Health Department Privacy Statement: UCHD-NOTICE-OF-PRIVACY-PRACTICE

CDC Recommendations for Pfizer COVID Vaccine

  • Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people ages 6 months and older.
  • Number of doses in the primary series and the need for a booster is dependent upon age. Click here to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.
  • People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised have specific recommendations. Click here to view.

Pfizer Bivalent Booster Shot Recommendations

  • 1 booster shot is recommended for people age 12 years and older.
  • You must have completed a primary COVID-19 vaccine series (of any type of authorized monovalent COVID vaccine) or received your most recent booster shot at least 2 months ago.

*You must present proof of previous COVID vaccinations at your appointment so we can verify the vaccine type and interval between doses.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, go to:

  • vaccines.gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you

There are several ways you can find a vaccine provider. You can get your COVID-19 vaccines at the same location, or different locations.

Safety & Side Effects

Tell your vaccination provider if you have any medical conditions, including:

  • any allergies
  • a fever
  • a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • breastfeeding
  • have received another COVID-19 vaccine

Side effects that have been reported after COVID-19 vaccination include:

  • Injection site reactions: pain, tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection, swelling (hardness), and redness
  • General side effects: fatigue, feeling unwell, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and fever

There is a remote chance the COVID-19 vaccines could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to four hours after getting a dose of either COVID-19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A bad rash all over your body
  • Dizziness and weakness

These may not be all the possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. The COVID-19 vaccines are still being studied in clinical trials.

V-Safe: Post Vaccine Check-In

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

At the vaccination clinic, you will receive information on how to register for V-Safe. To learn more about this program, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

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