How to Get a Vaccine
Where to Go
If you are interested in obtaining a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can:
- Visit Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County's website at https://bit.ly/3sOHAEf for a listing of local vaccination sites and more information. You can also call Public Health's Call Center at 937-225-6217 for guidance.
- Book an appointment at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
If you are looking for a place to be tested for COVID-19, please refer to the following Dayton Daily News piece: "Want to get tested for coronavirus locally? Here is what you need to know": http://bit.ly/3eNxAan.
If you or someone you care for are going to get the vaccine, we recommend that you check and see if you will need to take photocopies of the following paperwork to the vaccination site:
- Your identification (State ID or Driver's License)
- Your insurance card, front and back (Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance; Note: Medicare-eligible individuals need to provide a copy of their Medicare Part B red, white & blue card)
- Copy of prescription insurance card (if you have one)
- Copy of guardianship papers and Power of Attorney, if applicable (for individuals served)
How Vaccines are Administered
People receiving shots will be asked to wait onsite afterward for 15 to 30 minutes to be monitored for an allergic reaction. During the waiting period, you should expect to be kept a minimum of six feet apart from others.
It is important to note that if you are receiving the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, two doses of the vaccine are required to provide protection, so those who receive the first dose will need to return for a second.
If you received a Moderna vaccine, it is recommended that you report 28 days after your first dose for your second, and no earlier.
If you received a Pfizer vaccine, it is recommended that you report 21 days after your first dose for your second, and no earlier.