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COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine information for people who are eligible.

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COVID-19 vaccine

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is using an online scheduling platform for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

People with limited internet access (including people who speak Spanish) can make appointments by phone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 vaccine. | Vacuna contra la COVID-19 preguntas más frecuentes.


Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?


Who can get the vaccine?

Demand for vaccines in Lorain County remains high.

  • All Ohioans ages 16+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • At this time, not all vaccines can be administered to people ages 16 and 17. According to federal guidelines:
    • Moderna is available to people ages 18+
    • Pfizer is available to people ages 16+
    • Johnson and Johnson is available to people ages 18+. Distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is paused at this time.
  • Minors, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, in order to be vaccinated at an LCPH clinic.
    • LCPH recommends that high-school aged students get a COVID-19 vaccine before the school year ends to avoid conflicts with back-to-school vaccines in the fall.
  • View updates from Ohio's Vaccine Program. 

I'm fully vaccinated, now what?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OR 
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson and Johnson vaccine 

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can…

  • Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • Gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
  • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully vaccinated people of any age
  • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with 1 household of unvaccinated people who are not at risk for severe illness
  • Travel in the U.S. without a pre- or post-travel COVID-19 test or self-quarantine 

You should still…

  • Take steps to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from people you don't live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Avoid medium or large-sized gatherings.
  • Delay domestic and international travel. If you do travel, you’ll still need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations.
  • Watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • Follow guidance at your workplace.

We are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. We know not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away, so it is still important to protect yourself and others. For more information on CDC recommendations for people that are fully vaccinated, visit cdc.gov/fully-vaccinated.


    COVID-19 testing

    • Find COVID-19 testing locations near you.
    • Antigen (rapid) test results should be confirmed with a PCR test. If you have received a positive antigen test, consider these next steps:
      • Schedule a PCR test to confirm your results.
      • While waiting for your PCR test and test results, stay home and isolate yourself from household members.
      • Continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep 6 feet away from people.

    Lorain County's current COVID-19 risk level is 3 (Red)

    Current Ohio Department of Health orders.

    File a retail location complaint.


    Get your questions answered

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