COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn more about getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

Protect Yourself with the COVID-19 Vaccine

Lower Lights Christian Health Center is working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients and our community.

Public vaccines are administered by appointment at the Health Center at 1160 W Broad St.  First dose, second dose, booster dose and pediatric doses are available.  Please schedule using the link below, starting with selecting Lower Lights Health Center.  You do not need to be a patient of Lower Lights Health Center.  Walk-ins are available subject to availability during the designated days and times.  No vaccines are available between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Lower Lights patients may make a nurse appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at any of our locations (excluding Newark which is coming soon!) by calling (614) 274-1455 option 1.

Have Questions? Contact Lower Lights Health at 614-274-1455 for additional information about your COVID-19 vaccine.

***** Next Community Vaccination Dates will be in January *****

Before You Schedule

Those who should not schedule a vaccine at this time:

  • Those who have received passive antibody therapy (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent serum) as treatment for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.
  • Those who are currently sick. For example, are you currently experiencing fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, etc.?

Those who should consult their medical provider before signing up for a vaccine:

  • 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.
  • Those diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in the last 90 days.
  • Those who have ever been diagnosed with myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis.

Vaccine hours and availability:

  • See online scheduler for specific dates and times for public vaccines.  Lower Lights patients may schedule a nurse visit at many of our locations.
  • The Moderna vaccine is available as a first dose, second dose or booster for those 18 and older.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available as a first dose or booster for those 18 and older.
  • The Pfizer vaccine is available as a first dose, second dose or booster for those 12 and older.
  • The Pfizer vaccine is available as a first and second dose for those ages 5-11.
  • Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  
  • Booster dose of any vaccine may be given starting 5 months after 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 months after Johnson & Johnson to those 18 and older.  Ages 12-17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine (only) as a booster dose starting 5 months after 2nd dose.

Ready to Schedule Your Vaccine?

Public Vaccine Location:

Lower Lights Health Center
1160 W Broad St, Community Room
Columbus, OH 43222

FAQs

Ages 18 and up may receive the vaccine of your choice for a first dose or for the booster.  Your second dose must be the same vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as you received for your first dose.  For ages 5-17, the only authorized vaccine is the Pfizer vaccine.  New (January 5, 2022): ages 12 – 17 may receive a booster dose of the Pfizer 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.

We will schedule the second dose during your first appointment, so check your availability for the same day three and four weeks later before signing up for the first dose.

For booster doses (age 18 and older), any of the three vaccines may be given 5 months after the second dose if Moderna/Pfizer or 2 months after Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine.  Ages 12-17 may receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine (only) 5 months after the second dose.

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.  COVID-19 vaccinations are available regardless of immigration status. If you are under the age of 18, you need to be accompanied by your parent or guardian.  If this is your second dose or booster dose, please make every effort to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you to your appointment.  If you do not bring your card and we are unable to verify your previous vaccine record, you will not be able to receive a vaccine during your visit.

  • You and our team will wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while you are in our building.
  • You will be checked in and a member of our team will review the screening questions with you.
  • After you receive your vaccine, you will be asked to wait up to 30 minutes to be monitored for a possible reaction.

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.

After the Shot

Information you need to know after receiving your first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Register for V-Safe

What is v-safe?

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

Your participation in CDC’s v-safe makes a difference—it helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe.

Sign up for V-Safe Today! You can make a difference.