COVID-19 Vaccine Information
How to get a COVID-19 Vaccine
Step One: Are vaccines available to you yet?
PHASE 1B – Eligible Now: Anyone 80 years old or older
The State of Ohio is currently in Vaccine Phase 1B. Beginning January 18th anyone 80 years old or older is eligible to receive vaccination as supplies become available. Each week, the vaccination eligibility will open up to anyone 5 years younger than the age listed the week before. For example, the first week is for people 80 years old and older, the next week is for anyone 75 years old and older, and so on.
Step Two: Sign-up to be scheduled for your vaccine.
*** If you have contacted the Health Department already, there is no need to call the numbers below and re-register. A Health Department representative will contact you. Vaccine supplies are limited with more vaccines arriving each week.
Getting added to the waiting list is easy. It only takes a few minutes of your time.
You can fill out the online form by clicking the button below and submitting your information yourself.
You can call between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday:
Line 1: 740-302-5124
Line 2: 740-302-5689
You can email your name and phone number to: email@example.com
( A Lawrence County Health Department representative will call you for more information to add you to the list. )
Step Three: Be Patient. You will be called to schedule your appointment.
Step Four: Go to your scheduled vaccine appointment to receive your first dose.
Step Five: Be Patient. You will be called to schedule your next appointment.
Step Six: Go to your scheduled vaccine appointment to receive your second dose.
ODH COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Vaccine Brand Information:
Below are links to more information about the vaccines being administered in the State of Ohio at this time.
State of Ohio Vaccination Distribution Plan:
Phase 1A will include those below who choose to be vaccinated:
Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.
Residents and staff in nursing homes.
Residents and staff in assisted living facilities.
Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals.
People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations.
Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans.
Phase 1B will specifically include those below who choose to be vaccinated:
Ohioans, age 65 and up.
Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable. This includes cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurological disorders. including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders, including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and Turner syndrome; severe lung disease, including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta-thalassemia.
Adults/employees in all schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person.
Phase 1B Timing
Vaccinations in Phase 1B are expected to begin the week of January 19. Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older. When a new age group begins, vaccinations may not be complete for the previous age group. It will take a number of weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available.
The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older.