Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 740-592-4431
Fax: 740-594-2370
Address: 278 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701
After Hours Emergency Number: 1-877-627-2858

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Need to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Call us at 740-447-5900 between the hours of 7:30am-4:00pm to schedule an appointment at the Athens City-County Health Department.


Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics held at Heritage Hall.

Upcoming Clinics:

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 1-6pm

*Please note we are experiencing a very high influx of calls at this time. If you do not receive an answer, that means all lines are busy and please try again. If you reach a voicemail, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. We appreciate your patience during this challenging time.

Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available to some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients

If you received Pfizer or Moderna you are eligible for a booster if you are:

If you received Johnson & Johnson you are eligible for a booster if you are:

  • 18 years or older
  • At least 2 months after your shot
Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

New Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Formulation for Children Ages 5-11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine pediatric formulation for children ages 5-11 following a thorough review of the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The FDA has published emergency use authorization fact sheets for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine pediatric formulation for vaccine recipients and caregivers.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart. 

Information For Parents and Guardians, and General Public:

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
-Fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested 3-5 days following the date of their exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should isolate if they test positive.

-Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.
-Fully vaccinated people should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure.
-Additional guidance from the CDC can be found by clicking here.

What can you do when you've been fully vaccinated?

Information on COVID-19 Booster Shot

Myths & Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet
Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet (EUA)
Janssen Vaccine Fact Sheet (EUA)

Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Vaccine Provider Locations

Additional Resources:

CDC Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine

ODH COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Benefits of getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions