COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Vaccinations

Lower Lights Christian Health Center is working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients and our community, following the phased guidelines outlined below by the Ohio Department of Health.  Vaccines will be administered by appointment inside the Healthy Living Center at 777 W State Street (new location starting March 8).  You do not need to be a patient of Lower Lights Christian Health Center.  Please note: Lower Lights is scheduling for FIRST DOSES of the vaccine only.  You will be scheduled for your second dose during your first dose appointment.  We will only have second doses to give to those who received their first dose from Lower Lights Christian Health Center.

Those who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Lower Lights Christian Health Center vaccine include:

Ages 60 and older (starting Thursday, March 4)

or those meeting the criteria below who are at least 18 years of age:

Please note, we are onlypermitted to schedule appointments for those who meet the criteria above.

To see all COVID-19 vaccine providers in Ohio (searchable online tool), visit https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

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Before you schedule an appointment

Those who should not schedule the vaccine at this time include:

• Those who have received passive antibody therapy (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent serum) as treatment for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.
• Those who have received any vaccine in the last 14 days prior to COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Those who should consult their medical provider before signing up for a vaccine to see if it is appropriate for your particular situation:

– Those who are pregnant or nursing.

– Those who have a history of severe allergic reactions (This would include an allergic reaction [e.g., anaphylaxis] that required treatment with epinephrine or EpiPen® or that caused you to go to the hospital. It would also include an allergic reaction that occurred within 4 hours that caused hives, swelling, or respiratory distress, including wheezing.)

– Those who have experienced previous reactions to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine, including polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is found in some medications, such as laxatives and preparations for colonoscopy procedures.

– Those with previous reactions to Polysorbate

 

Appointments are now available for the week of March 8.  
Please note the CHANGE of location for the vaccination clinic!
Also, your second dose will be scheduled four weeks from the first dose so keep that in mind when scheduling.

Frequently Asked Questions: Vaccines

Which vaccine will I receive?
Depending upon vaccine availability, you will receive the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson.

When will I receive the second dose of the vaccine?
The Pfizer second dose should be received 21 days after the first dose.
The Moderna second dose should be received 28 days after the first dose.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not require a second dose.  We will schedule the second dose during your first appointment, so check your availability for the same day four weeks later before signing up for the first dose.

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
Please bring photo id or Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, or List B identity document in addition to insurance information if you have insurance. The vaccine is administered in the upper arm, so short sleeves are advised.

What should I expect the day of my appointment?
o Your temperature will be taken when you arrive in our lobby.
o You and our team will wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while you are in our building.
o You will be checked in and a member of our team will review the screening questions with you.
o After you receive your vaccine, you will be asked to wait up to 30 minutes to be monitored for a possible reaction.

Is there a cost to receive the vaccine?
If you choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you will not have to pay. Vaccine doses purchased with taxpayer dollars will be given to Ohioans who choose to receive them at no out-of-pocket cost. Vaccine providers will be able to charge an administration fee for giving the shot to someone. Providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

Where can I find out more information?

Ohio Department of Health Vaccine FAQ
Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination
Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination

Translated information about the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

 

NEW Location of  Vaccine Clinic

Beginning Monday, March 8, vaccine appointments will be moving from the Lower Lights Health Center to the Healthy Living Center on the Mount Carmel Campus!

Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center
777 W State Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Enter from Town Street.  Turn North on Davis Avenue at the light in front of Mount Carmel School of Nursing.  Park in Garage 1 and take elevator to the ground floor.  Exit the elevator lobby and walk next door to 777 W State Street.

Vaccines by appointment only.

Lower Lights Cooper Road

at Vineyard Community Center
6000 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081

Pop-Up Event!  Saturday, March 27
9am-12pm
Second Doses for those who attended February 27 event (ONLY)