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, September 17 from 8:30-11:30am
Friday, September 24 from 8:30-11:30am
*Walk-ins are accepted at these clinics but NOT at the health department

*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.

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