Get a Free Vaccine
Our state's vaccine rollout includes Ohioans ages 12 and older. No appointment is required.
Get a free vaccination in Ohio, or call 211 or 1-833-427-5634
Get Vaccinated at the Library
The Cincinnati Health Department, opens a new window and Hamilton County Public Health, opens a new window are holding vaccination events at select Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library locations:
Page last updated 8/2/21
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.
Hamilton County: Register for vaccine distribution updates, opens a new window
City of Cincinnati: Register for vaccine distribution updates, opens a new window
Free COVID Testing in Hamilton County
At-home COVID-19 test kits are available at the Library's drive-thru locations: Anderson, Covedale, Downtown Main Library, Groesbeck, Harrison, and Reading. Pick up a free test kit Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Funding thanks to the Ohio Library Council in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health.
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
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