Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

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

Free COVID Test Kits by Mail

The federal government is now offering free test kits by mail for anyone who signs up using the online form at, opens a new window.

Free COVID Test Kits at Select Library Locations

At-home COVID-19 test kit distribution paused: As of 1/13/22, the Ohio Department of Health has paused test kit distribution to Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and other libraries to meet the needs of schools and universities, opens a new window. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

At-home COVID-19 test kits, when available, are free until supplies run out at the Library's drive-thru locations: Anderson, Covedale, Delhi Township, Downtown Main Library, Groesbeck, Harrison, Reading, and Symmes Township

  • 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.
  • Limit four kits per household per day.
  • For help with COVID testing in support of small businesses, please contact

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.
Page last updated 1/18/22

Get Vaccinated in Hamilton County

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

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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