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 often as possible at our drive-thru locations listed above.
  • Please check availability before visiting a branch library for pickup.
  • You do not need to present ID or have a library card to get a test kit.
  • Our COVID-19 tests are for individual household use.
  • 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.

Free COVID On-Site Testing in Hamilton County

On-site COVID-19 testing is available at no cost if you live or work in Hamilton County.

  • You do not need health insurance to get a test.
  • If you have insurance, bring your insurance card. You do not need to pay a copay or co-insurance.
  • You will not be asked about immigration status.
  • The Anderson Township Branch is hosting testing with Test and Protect on Wednesdays. (Note: Dec. 8 is canceled. We will resume testing for the final scheduled event, Dec. 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Page last updated 12/1/21

Get Vaccinated in Hamilton County

Get the Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, or Moderna vaccines and vaccine boosters at Hamilton County Public Health's (HCPH) upcoming clinics, opens a new window.

  • Pfizer is the only vaccine available for ages 5-18. Minors must have parent or legal guardian present at time of vaccination.
  • There is no 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.

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.

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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

Fact-Based Library Resources and Links

Our staff has gathered information about and by health and medical experts to help keep you and your family safe. Resources include websites, books, and eBooks.

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