Get Vaccinated

Updated 4/16/2021

COVID-19 vaccines are available through Wood County Health Department and other local providers. New clinics will be announced on a rolling basis. Walk-ins are welcome at all Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics.

Wood County Health Department is currently one of several local providers receiving COVID-19 vaccines from the state of Ohio. Each provider may use a different process for registration and scheduling. We intend to coordinate as much information as possible to help Wood County residents pursue vaccination opportunities.

Updated 4/13/2021

Ohio to Pause Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Governor Mike DeWine has advised all Ohio COVID-19 vaccine providers to temporarily pause using the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. This is in response to a statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following rare blood-clotting events in six people in the U.S. after receiving the vaccine. The FDA will continue to investigate the cases.

People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their doctor.

No impact on the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use a different vaccine technology than the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There have been no similar concerns with these COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. All Wood County Health Department events offering the Pfizer vaccine will continue as planned.


Officials at the Ohio Department of Health are following this situation closely and will continue to share updates as they become available.

Vaccine adverse events are reported through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS, managed by the CDC and FDA, is part of the larger vaccine safety system in the United States that helps make sure vaccines are safe. A report to VAERS does not mean that a vaccine caused an adverse event. But VAERS can give CDC and FDA important information. FDA and CDC will investigate further and take action as needed.

Find additional information on COVID-19 vaccines here.

On-call vaccine opportunities

Wood County Health Department is not conducting advance registration or a waiting list for COVID-19 vaccines, but we are building an on-call list. To sign up, fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WoodCountyCOVID_Vaccine_On-Call_List

This will be used to arrange last-minute appointments for rare instances such as missed appointments or doses becoming available on short notice. This is not a waiting list, so we encourage anyone who is listed to continue pursuing scheduled appointments to be vaccinated. We will also use this list to help determine the extent to which the eligible population has been served.

Health Department employees Amy Jones and Kathy Teeple drawing COVID vaccine at a recent vaccination event.

Who can get vaccinated?

All individuals age 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. Note that individuals age 16 and 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.


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

Who has vaccine available?

Updated at 12 p.m. on 4/16/2021


Below are providers who have vaccines available.


Wood County Health Department

Call 419-823-9512 for appointment scheduling OR schedule an appointment via the ArmorVax app or at ArmorVax.com.
Click here for more information on using ArmorVax.
Pre-scheduled and walk-in appointments are available now for the following clinics:

  • Wood County Courthouse
    Friday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Pfizer)

  • Penta Career Center 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg
    Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Pfizer)

  • Elmwood Middle School
    Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Pfizer)

  • Beginning April 19, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be held every Monday from 12 – 6 p.m. at Wood County Health Department. Appointment times may be assigned upon arrival as needed to maintain social distancing protocols.

  • Perrysburg Heights Community Association 12282 Jefferson St.
    Thursday, April 22, 3 - 8 p.m. (Pfizer)


Mercy Health - Perrysburg Hospital

12623 Eckel Junction Rd., Perrysburg

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

Appointments available now


Mercy Health - Perrysburg Primary Care

1103 Village Square Dr., Suite 100, Perrysburg

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

Appointments available now


Wood County Hospital

950 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green

  • Thursday, April 22 (Pfizer)

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


Ohio Mass Vaccination Clinics

Ohio is sponsoring 18 mass vaccination clinics to ensure all residents have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Regional clinics are now open in Lima and Maumee. To find out more or schedule appointments at these regional mass vaccination clinics go to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (833-427-5634). Enter the zip code for the location where you would like to schedule an appointment to see what’s available.

  • Maumee Long-Term Clinic: Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, OH 43537.

  • Lima Long-Term Clinic: Knights of Columbus, 810 S. Cable Road, Lima 45805.


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

Check with Kroger for appointment availability.

Appointments are scheduled 7 days in advance, with new appointments available beginning at midnight for the following week.


Kroger - Perrysburg

27322 Carronade Drive, Perrysburg

866-211-5320

kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine

Contact provider for appointment availability.

Appointments are scheduled 7 days in advance, with new appointments available beginning at midnight for the following week.


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/

Accepting pre-registration


Meijer - Rossford

10055 Olde U.S. 20, Rossford

419-873-4100

Text “COVID” to 75049 to register and receive updates

https://clinic.meijer.com/

Accepting pre-registration


Rite Aid - Bowling Green

722-740 S. Main St., Bowling Green

419-354-3911

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

Check with Rite Aid for appointment availability.


Rite Aid - Perrysburg

1175 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg

419-874-3587

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

Check with Rite Aid for appointment availability.


Rite Aid - Rossford

801 Dixie Highway, Rossford

419-666-1583

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

Check with Rite Aid for appointment availability.


Walgreens - Bowling Green

1013 N. Main St., Bowling Green

1-800-925-4733

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

Check with Walgreens for appointment availability.


Walgreens - Perrysburg

10003 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg

1-800-925-4733

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

Check with Walgreens for appointment availability.


Walmart - Perrysburg

10392 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg

419-874-0571

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

Check with Walmart for appointment availability.

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 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 this consent form at the time of registration. People under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them to be vaccinated. Bring this form 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 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

  • COVID-19 vaccines will be given in either 1 or 2 doses. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only one dose is needed. For the Pfizer vaccine, a second dose is given 3 weeks after the first. For the Moderna vaccine, a second dose is given 4 weeks after the first.

  • 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.

COVID-19 vaccine is currently available through Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration. EUA Fact Sheets for Recipients should be provided to patients at the time of vaccination. This must be given to the patient prior to the vaccination, and must be given prior to each dose of multi-dose series. It must be given regardless of the age of the recipient.

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.