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COVID-19 vaccines

When will Lorain County Public Health have the updated COVID-19 vaccine available?

Starting on October 2, the updated COVID-19 vaccine will be available at LCPH for everyone ages 6 months and older. Call 440-284-3206 to schedule a vaccine appointment -- we have openings in Elyria, Lorain and Wellington. 

Should I get the new updated COVID-19 vaccine?  

  • Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine, at least two months after getting the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For children aged 6 months - 4 years...
    • who never had a COVID-19 vaccine, should get two or three doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine depending on which vaccine they receive. 
    • who did get COVID-19 vaccines before 9/12/23, should get one or two doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine depending on which vaccine and the number of doses they’ve previously received. 

COVID-19 testing

Get tested for COVID-19 if:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested to check for infection at least 5 days after they last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.  Day 0 = the date of the last close contact.

At-home COVID-19 test kits are available - no cost - at LCPH. Pick up during business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 4 pm at 9880 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria. Supplies are limited. 

Click for a list of PCR testing locations, or call your doctor to request a test.

Call or make an online appointment before going.

Now what?

You were exposed to someone with COVID-19: See the image below, or read quarantine guidance from the CDC. 

You tested positive for COVID-19: See the image below, or read isolation guidance from the CDC. 

Contact an expert

If you have questions about COVID-19, call:

  • Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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