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

Updated June 22, 2022


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

On June 18, the CDC announced its recommendation that children age 6 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 will offer the following pediatric vaccines at all clinics starting Thursday, June 23:


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

· Pfizer vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age and 12-17 years of age.

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


Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Approved for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for children five through 11 years old and CDC has issued a recommendation that children in this age group be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for children age five through 11 is administered as a two-dose series, three weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). The vaccine was found to be nearly 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children five through 11 years old. The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children in this age group and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study.


Boosters are recommended for children 5 and older five months after their initial Pfizer vaccination series.

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

Vaccine Clinics

Updated July 19,, 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. Walk-ins are welcome. All clinics serve children 6 months and older and adults. Clinics offer first, second and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine and starting June 23, 2022, we will offer the pediatric dose of the Moderna vaccine for children ages 6 months-5 years of age.


Clinics in July and August will be held: (Closed July 4th)

  • Mondays from 3-6 pm

  • Wednesdays from 10 am-1 pm



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

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available including boosters.


  • Friday, 7/22 - 9 am - 3 pm

  • Friday, 7/29 - 9 am - 3 pm

Please use the main entrance and check-in at the Welcome Center desk. VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE 6 MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER.




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 September 16, 2021

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. 162 million Americans are fully vaccinated.

  • 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.

On Aug. 23, 2021, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 16 and older. The vaccine remains available under EUA for ages 12-15, as well as for additional third booster doses for immunocompromised individuals.


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

Who can get vaccinated?

Covid-19 Primary Vaccine Series

Updated June 1, 2022

All individuals age 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). Note that individuals age 5 to 17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine as long as a parent or legal guardian is present. Individuals 18 and older may receive any of the three vaccines that are currently available but in most situations, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for primary and booster vaccination due to the risk of serious adverse events. Vaccine recipients must be informed of the risks and benefits of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination. The J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations, including for persons who:

  • Had a severe reaction after an mRNA vaccine dose or who have a severe allergy to an ingredient of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines).

  • Would otherwise remain unvaccinated for COVID-19 due to limited access to Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines).

  • Wants to get the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine despite the safety concerns.


For more information about vaccine eligibility, visit the Ohio Department of Health: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program.

Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Information

Updated June 1, 2022


The CDC expanded eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

In addition, the CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first booster.

Keep your vaccines up to date by getting the recommended boosters when you are eligible. Boosters don't have to match the original series.

Adults ages 18 years or older

Pfizer-BioNTech

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for:

  • Most people, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series


2nd Booster: CDC recommends a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised


Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you


Moderna

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for:

  • Most people, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series


2nd Booster: CDC recommends a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised


Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you


Johnson & Johnson's Janssen

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for:

  • Most people, at least 2 months after the primary dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine


2nd Booster: CDC recommends a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised


Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you


People ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their 1st booster. The 2nd booster is not required to be considered up to date for people ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster.

Children and teens ages 12–17 years

Pfizer-BioNTech

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for:

  • Most children and teens, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

  • Children and teens who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series


2nd Booster: CDC recommends a 2nd booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for children and teens who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

Up to Date: Immediately after getting all boosters recommended for you

Children ages 5–11 years

Pfizer-BioNTech

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for:

  • Most children, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

  • Children who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series


2nd Booster: CDC does not recommend 2nd boosters for anyone in this age group at this time

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster.

Children and Teens Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

Children and teens ages 5 through 17 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised will need a third dose to complete their primary series, as well as boosters when eligible. Children and teens with a weakened immune system should get:

  • 1 booster if they are ages 5 through 11

  • 2 boosters if they are ages 12 and older


See the Vaccine Clinics section above for a list of Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics.

What other providers offer COVID-19 vaccines?

Below are providers who have vaccines available.

Updated September 29, 2021


Wood County Health Department

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 and single doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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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.