Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are available through Wood County Health Department and other local providers.

Updated November 2, 2022


CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:

  • Ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses. A booster for this age group is not recommended at this time.

  • Ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and COVID-19 boosters if eligible.

      • For people ages 12 years and older, the only authorized mRNA booster is the updated (bivalent) booster. People ages 12 years and older can no longer get the original (monovalent) mRNA booster.

      • For people ages 5-11 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 bivalent vaccine boosters made by Pfizer-BioNTech (5 years through 11 years) and Moderna (6 years through 17 years). Wood County Health Department is offering the Pfizer pediatric bivalent booster at our vaccine clinics starting on 10/17/22.


People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.


Should I get an updated COVID-19 booster if I previously had a booster? What if I recently had COVID-19?


Yes, the CDC recommends that everyone age 12 and up should get an updated COVID-19 booster this fall to stay up-to-date on vaccinations. The same is true for people who completed their primary series or received one or two boosters: they should get an updated booster dose at least two months after their last shot.


For maximum effectiveness of the updated booster dose, individuals who recently had COVID-19 may consider delaying any COVID-19 vaccination, including the updated booster dose, by 3 months from the start of their symptoms or positive test.


Can I get the updated booster if I haven't been vaccinated yet?


No. The updated bivalent formula is in use only for COVID-19 booster doses, and not for initial vaccination. The best way to protect yourself from getting severely ill from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. The CDC recommends that currently unvaccinated people get their primary series (the initial two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of the Novavax vaccine), and then wait at least two months to get the updated Pfizer or Moderna booster dose.


What is the status for booster doses for children under 12?


Children 6 months to 4 years are not recommended for a booster at this time. CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:

  • Their final primary series dose, or

  • An original (monovalent) booster


People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.


As scientific experts at the FDA and CDC continue to review the data, updated Omicron-specific boosters could become available for younger children in the future.


Can I mix and match my COVID-19 vaccine and booster?


Yes. Eligible individuals can get either the Pfizer or Moderna updated booster, regardless of whether their primary series or most recent dose was with Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


For the latest information on staying up to date with COVID vaccines go to:

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters | CDC

Wood County Health Department staff Amy Jones and Kathy Teeple prepare COVID-19 vaccines at a vaccination event.

Vaccine Clinics

Updated November 28, 2022


Wood County Health Department, 1840 E. Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green


Appointments for Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics can be scheduled via the ArmorVax app or at ArmorVax.com. Click here for more information on using ArmorVax. All clinics serve children six months and older and adults. Clinics offer first, second and third/booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine and also the pediatric Moderna vaccine for children ages six months through five years of age. Wood County Health Department clinics also offer the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine as a primary series vaccination.


The updated Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster and the Pfizer pediatric bivalent booster are both available at WCHD vaccine clinics.


Appointments are preferred; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows.



November and December Clinics will be held:

  • Mondays from 3-6 p.m.

  • Wednesdays from 3-6 pm


NO CLINIC DECEMBER 26 Our offices are closed in observation of the holiday.



Wood County Hospital, 950 W. Wooster St. Bowling Green.

Check-in at the Wood County Hospital Welcome Center desk. Please bring insurance cards.

December Clinics will be held:

  • Friday, December 2 from 9 am - 3 pm

  • Friday, December 9 from 9 am - 3 pm

  • Friday, December 16 from 9 am - 3 pm



Do you need a ride?

BG Transit system is the public transit system funded by ODOT/FTA, the state, and the city to provide a demand-response system of rides for all residents of the city of Bowling Green and within a one-mile radius outside the city limits. For more information about B.G. Transit click this link:

https://www.bgohio.org/227/BG-Transit—Public-Transportation

As a part of the pandemic response, ODOT provided BG Transit with extra money to provide free rides to sites for COVID vaccines and boosters. The use of the funds has been broadened a bit to allow them to provide free rides to any immunization visits. Please schedule two rides—one to get to your appointment, and one to get home. Generally, it’s about an hour between rides.


Vaccine Safety

Updated August 18, 2022

Vaccines currently authorized for use in the U.S. are safe and effective. These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

  • Hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given in the United States.

  • Serious side effects are rare and are far outweighed by the risks from contracting COVID-19.

  • According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 96 percent of doctors have been vaccinated.


You can learn more here: CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

Who can get vaccinated?

Children Age 6 Months and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines

Updated November 2, 2022


For the latest information on staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 Vaccines, go to: Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters | CDC


CDC recommends that children age six months and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The decision was made after analyzing substantial data from clinical trials involving thousands of children, confirming the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness for children in this age group.

Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics offer the following pediatric vaccines:


  • Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age.

  • Pfizer vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age.


Appointments are recommended for young children and may be scheduled at Armorvax.com or using the Armorvax App.


Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Information

Updated August 18, 2022


CDC recommends COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, if eligible.

What other providers offer COVID-19 vaccines?

Below are providers who have vaccines available.

Updated September 29, 2021


Wood County Health Department

1840 E. Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green


Appointments for Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics can be scheduled via the ArmorVax app or at ArmorVax.com. Click here for more information on using ArmorVax. Walk-ins will be accepted based on availability. All clinics offer first, second and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 years and older and adults and pediatric doses of the Moderna vaccine for children six months through 5 years of age.

Other local providers:


Mercy Health - Perrysburg Hospital

12623 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg

Schedule appointments online at https://www.mercy.com or call 866-624-0366


Mercy Health - Perrysburg Primary Care

1103 Village Square Drive, Suite 100, Perrysburg

Schedule appointments online at https://www.mercy.com or call 866-624-0366


Wood County Hospital

950 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green

https://www.woodcountyhospital.org/patients-visitors/covid-19-coronavirus-information-updates/vaccines/


Costco - Perrysburg

26400 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg

567-368-6010

https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html


Kroger - Bowling Green

1094 N. Main St., Bowling Green

866-211-5320

kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine


Kroger - Perrysburg

27322 Carronade Drive, Perrysburg

866-211-5320

kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine


Meijer - Bowling Green

2111 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green

419-373-8600

Text “COVID” to 75049 to register and receive updates.

https://clinic.meijer.com/


Meijer - Rossford

10055 Olde U.S. 20, Rossford

419-873-4100

Text “COVID” to 75049 to register and receive updates

https://clinic.meijer.com/


Rite Aid - Bowling Green

722-740 S. Main St., Bowling Green

419-354-3911

https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier


Rite Aid - Perrysburg

1175 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg

419-874-3587

https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier


Rite Aid - Rossford

801 Dixie Highway, Rossford

419-666-1583

https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier


Walgreens - Bowling Green

1013 N. Main St., Bowling Green

1-800-925-4733

https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19

Walgreens - Perrysburg

10003 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg

1-800-925-4733

https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19


Walmart - Perrysburg

10392 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg

419-874-0571

https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302


Find more providers at: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Getting Ready for Vaccination

Here are some things you can do while you wait for your vaccine.

  1. Talk to your health care provider to be sure this is the right time for you to get a vaccine if you:

    • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    • Have underlying health conditions.

    • Ever had a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to something. For example, a reaction for which you were treated with epinephrine or EpiPen®, or for which you had to go to the hospital.

    • Received passive antibody therapy (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent serum) as a treatment for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

    • Have a weakened immune system caused by something such as HIV infection or cancer, or take immunosuppressive drugs or therapies.

    • Have a bleeding disorder or are taking a blood thinner.

  2. Delay getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you've had any other vaccine within the last 2 weeks.

  3. Review these resources:

  4. If you'll be getting your vaccine through the Wood County Health Department, you'll be asked to sign a consent form for each vaccination. People under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them to be vaccinated. You can fill out the form and bring it with you to your appointment; do not send it to the Health Department ahead of time.

  5. Don't get a vaccine if you're feeling sick.

  6. Wear a short-sleeved shirt to your appointment.

  7. Plan to stay for 15-30 minutes after your vaccine to make sure you don't have a severe reaction.

More Information about Vaccination

  • Common reactions may include pain and swelling in the arm where shot was given, as well as fever, chills, fatigue and headache.

  • For the discomfort in the arm, apply a clean, cool washcloth, and use or exercise your arm. Reduce discomfort from fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Dress lightly.

  • After receiving both vaccines, a person still needs to wear a mask, social distance and maintain good hand hygiene.

  • It's not yet known how long immunity may last.

  • There is no cost to the patient. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers will be able to charge an administration fee for giving the shot to someone. Vaccine providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.


Report Adverse Reactions: www.vaers.hhs.gov

Two ways to report:


Option 1: Report online to VAERS (preferred). The report must be completed and submitted in one sitting and cannot be saved and returned to at a later time.

Option 2: Download and complete a writeable PDF form. Complete the VAERS report this way if you do not have time to complete it all at once.