Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

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

Get a Free Vaccine

Our state's vaccine rollout includes Ohioans ages 12 and older. No appointment is required.

Booster shots are not yet available to the public. Those who may meet the criteria for an additional dose of vaccine, opens a new window (opens a PDF file) should consult their physician.

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

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.

  • Update on 9/27/21: Test kits are being stocked as frequently as possible at our drive-thru locations (see locations above). Additional shipments will be arriving in the coming weeks.
  • 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:

The Cincinnati Health Department, opens a new window is providing free vaccines and Test and Protect, opens a new window is providing free COVID-19 testing at the Price Hill Branch Library every Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., through Sept. 28.

Page last updated 9/22/21

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

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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