COVID-19 Resources & Vaccine Information
The City of Cincinnati has their own Health Department separate from the Hamilton County Health Department. Both receive guidance from the Ohio Board of Health, but have their own directors and implementation strategies. Links to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been included for both departments below.
Who is Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine and When?
Currently anyone 65 years of age or older is eligible for vaccination. Another group is also eligible, even though they are not 65 or older, because they were born with or developed in childhood a severe condition that puts them at very high risk for dying from COVID-19. The qualifying conditions are:
• Sickle cell anemia.
• Down syndrome.
• Cystic fibrosis.
• Muscular dystrophy.
• Cerebral palsy.
• Spina bifida.
• People born with severe heart defects, requiring regular specialized medical care.
• People with severe type 1 diabetes, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year.
• Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders.
• Epilepsy with continuing seizures; hydrocephaly; microcephaly, and other severe neurological disorders.
• Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and other severe genetic disorders.
• People with severe asthma, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year.
• Alpha and beta thalassemia.
• Solid organ transplant candidates and recipients.
Vaccinations for those with qualifying medical conditions AND intellectual or developmental disabilities – Local boards of developmental disabilities will reach out to individuals who meet eligibility requirements to coordinate vaccinations. These boards will work with children’s hospitals and some local health departments on scheduling. Only those individuals identified and scheduled by the local developmental disabilities board will be eligible for vaccination at the local health department or children’s hospital.