Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

Fact-based COVID-19 vaccine distribution information for Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This information is evolving and subject to change.

Free COVID Test Kits at Select Library Locations

At-home COVID-19 test kits are available at the Library's drive-thru locations: Anderson, Covedale, Delhi Township, Downtown Main Library, Groesbeck, Harrison, Reading, and Symmes Township. Hours vary by location.

  • Test kits are being stocked as frequently as possible at our drive-thru locations listed above.
  • These test kits are high in demand. Please check availability before visiting a branch library for pickup.
  • Our COVID-19 tests are meant for individual household use.
  • You do not need to present ID or have a library card to get a test kit.
  • The Chamber of Commerce helps small businesses with COVID testing. Please contact Kamaria Walton via the Health Collaborative website, opens a new window.

Funding thanks to the Ohio Library Council in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health.

Get Vaccinated at the Library

Hamilton County Public Health, opens a new window is holding vaccination events at select Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library locations. Check this page for dates and times, when available.

Test and Protect offers COVID-19 tests at NO COST to all those who live or work in Hamilton County. You do not need health insurance to get a COVID-19 test.  If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card so that the insurance plan can be billed. You will not need to pay any copay or co-insurance. You will not be asked about immigration status.

And the Anderson Township Branch is hosting testing with Test and Protect on Wednesdays. Please check the Test and Protect website, opens a new window for available dates and times

Page last updated 10/26/21

Get Vaccinated in Hamilton County

Get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Hamilton County Public Health's (HCPH) upcoming clinics, opens a new window.

  • There is not an ID requirement when ONLY getting the vaccine.
  • People receiving first dose vaccines may be eligible for a gift card while supplies last. A photo ID with name (or birth certificate) is required for the gift card.
  • Those receiving their second or third dose need to have their vaccine card or need to be in the HCPH system.
  • HCPH is offering third doses (finishing the series) for Moderna, for those who qualify (severely immunocompromised, cancer treatment, solid organ transplant, etc.).

Get a Pfizer vaccine booster dose at Hamilton County Public Health's (HCPH) upcoming clinics, opens a new window.

  • HCPH is offering booster doses for Pfizer to:
    • People 65 years and older all qualify six or more months to the day after the previous dose.
    • People 18 to 64 years old who qualify (increased risk due to occupational/institutional, i.e. congregate living, those who are advised they qualify) six or more months to the day after the previous dose.
  • At this time, HCPH is not offering boosters for Moderna, boosters for Johnson & Johnson, or vaccinations for kids under 12 years old.

Get a free vaccination in Ohio, opens a new window, or call 211 or 1-833-427-5634

Seniors (ages 60+) who need a ride to their vaccine appointment can request transport assistance online, opens a new window or call 855-546-6352.

More information is available on, opens a new window and, opens a new window.

Walk-up nasal swab testing is available through Test and Protect, a partnership beween Hamilton County and The Health Collaborative, among other organizations. Save time by pre-registering online.

Questions About the Vaccine

Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
Ohio Department of Health’s call center is staffed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day. 

Is there a COVID-19 vaccine?
In the United States, three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Every study, every phase, and every trial was reviewed by the FDA and a safety board in a transparent, rigorous process. These vaccines began arriving in Ohio in December 2020.

How can I tell which information about vaccines is true?
The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the vaccines with information from trustworthy sources. Learn how to find credible information in this article from the CDC, opens a new window, and about the benefits of getting vaccinated, opens a new window from Ohio Department of Health.

View More FAQs at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov., opens a new window

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