Last Updated 1/21/22
Vaccine for Children 5-11 Information
- Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 years old
- FAQ for parents and guardians of children and adolescents eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
- How to make a COVID-19 appointment for your child
- Steps for COVID-19 vaccines to be authorized for children ages 5-11
- What does a COVID-19 vaccine do?
In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), booster doses of the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine are now available for the following populations at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer series, meaning at least six months after the second dose was administered:
- People 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings SHOULD receive a booster shot.
- People ages 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions SHOULD receive a booster shot.
- People ages 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions MAY receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination made by the vaccine recipient, but those eligible are encouraged to talk to their healthcare providers if they have any questions.
- People age 18 and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or living in an institutional setting MAY receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination made by the vaccine recipient.
- It is considered a booster if you had a normal immune response during your first or second dose. Immuno-Compromised individuals typically did not so for those individuals it is called a Third Dose.
There are many opportunities in Ohio to be vaccinated, including walk-in and scheduled appointments statewide at pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, doctor’s offices, community vaccination sites, and local health departments. There is an ample supply of vaccines for boosters, as well as first and second doses, for Ohioans. Ohioans will be able to check gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-427-5634 for the latest eligibility information and to find a vaccine provider near them.
Eligible booster recipients will be asked to attest they have one of the qualifying conditions, but the specific proof will not be required. Eligible Ohioans should allow 2-3 weeks to get their booster dose, with many opportunities to be vaccinated in their local community.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. Many providers offer walk-in appointments, or Ohioans can schedule a vaccination appointment at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Ohioans who want to learn more about the safety, efficacy, and side effects of COVID-19 vaccines should talk to their doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine to learn more.
- GCPH’s ability to vaccinate depends upon when and the amount of vaccine we receive from the state.
- GCPH is currently receiving about 1,000 - 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines each week.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- View a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in Ohio.
- Greene County Public Health hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Check our website frequently for updates.
- New clinic location 360 Wilson Dr. Xenia Oh, 45385
Determine your vaccine phase below or view updates from Ohio's Vaccine Program.
- At this time we do not have the ability for persons to select the manufacturer of the vaccine they receive.
- This will vary due to the allocation from the state.
- Currently, Greene County Public Health is giving Moderna and Pfizer at the clinics.
- Johnson & Johnson is coming in very small amounts to us and it is being used for homebound individuals.
- You can now order free rapid Covid-19 home test kits through the following site https://www.covidtests.gov
- Find COVID-19 testing locations near you.
- Antigen (rapid) test results should be confirmed with a PCR test. If you have received a positive antigen test, consider these next steps:
- Schedule a PCR test to confirm your results.
- While waiting for your PCR test and test results, stay home and isolate yourself from household members.
- Continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep 6 feet away from people.
- Rapid tests can be obtained at any Greene County Public Library branch.
If you have questions about COVID-19 call:
- Greene County Public Health at 937-374-5600 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or
- The Ohio Department of Health daily at 1-833-427-5634 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Information from trusted sources:
1. Check your medical record app such as My Chart as there is an option for QR code proof of vaccination tied to your medical record.
2. Your vaccine card is proof that you have had your vaccination please be sure that you keep it in a safe place.
3. Due to the increased demand for replacing missing cards and limited staff availability at Greene County Public Health it is taking much longer than usual to process misplaced vaccine cards. Please use this link for information on requesting your replacement card directly from the Ohio Department of Health.
4. You can request a replacement can be obtained by emailing email@example.com be advised that this is taking much longer than usual and using option 3 above will be a faster method of replacing your card.