Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination in Montgomery County

[Updated 1/15/21 11:20 am]

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County 80+ COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
COVID-19 vaccine registration for Wednesday, January 20 is now full.
There are no future dates scheduled at this time.
Updates on future dates, times and locations will be provided at

Other options for 80 years and older COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Five Rivers Health Center Family Health Center (only available at 2261 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton, OH 45406)
    • Visit
    • Appointment only & you can schedule starting Sunday on the website
    • Appointments will be available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week
    • For those without computer access, there will be phone number they can call
    • Vaccine - Moderna
  • Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton
    • Call Central Scheduling at 937-461-6869 to set an appt. at any of their 6 locations.
    • Central Scheduling will provide them with additional details
    • Vaccine - Moderna
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Premier Health
    • Visit for information on how you can get vaccinated through their locations to schedule an appointment
    • offering vaccination in Dayton, Centerville, Troy and Middletown
    • Vaccine - check with them
  • Kroger
    • Vaccine will not be available until Sat. Jan. 16th
    • Visit or call 866-211-5320 for availability and to schedule an appointment at one of their locations
    • Vaccine - Moderna
  • Community First Pharmacy located in the Primary Health Solutions building at 300 Forest Ave. Dayton, OH 45405

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is continuing its COVID-19 Vaccination Program for those individuals who are in Phase 1A as determined by the Ohio Department of Health. Those are closed to the public and by invitation only.

Phase 1A population groups are defined as healthcare providers and long-term care facility residents and staff who provide direct medical care.

Public Health is providing COVID-19 vaccine to the following Phase 1A* groups:
* You must show work ID or other documentation to show proof of inclusion in Phase 1a.
[Notification of date, time and location is being made through the employer]

The groups below are for individuals providing medical care.

  • EMS Responders
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers staff
  • Primary Care practitioners not affiliated with hospitals
  • Urgent Care Centers staff
  • School Nurses
  • Dental Providers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Home Health Care Staff

Additionally, Public Health is providing vaccinations to individuals with development disabilities and to residents and staff of group homes and residential facilities for individuals with mental health/substance use disorders.

Hospital Workers & Nursing Home Residents and Workers
Public Health is not providing vaccination to hospital workers or those who live or work in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. 
Those vaccinations are being provided by hospital systems and by local pharmacies.

Public Health is only vaccinating Phase 1A individuals who live or work in Montgomery County. If you do not live or work in Montgomery County,
you must contact your local health department for vaccination information in your area.

Phase 1b Plan

Based on the existing vaccine supply constraints (ODH currently receives approximately 100,000 doses per week), Phase 1A and 1B vaccinations will span multiple months.

Vaccine allocation for Phase 1B populations will begin as follows:

Week of January 18: individuals age 80 and older

Week of January 25: individuals age 75 and older

Week of February 1: individuals age 70 and older

Week of February 8: individuals age 65 and older

Week of January 25: individuals with severe, congenital, developmental
and early onset medical disorders

Week of February 1: K-12 school teachers and staff only for schools which
elect to be in-person or offer a hybrid model by March 1

Public Health will notify the public when Phase 1B begins through local news media, our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PublicHealthDMC and our website

Public Health asks for patience as we continue to work through vaccinating the Phase 1A & 1B priority groups.

For updates on the vaccination process visit:

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a COVID-19 vaccine?

A: As of December 3, 2020, in the United States, two COVID-19 vaccines have submitted applications for emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If granted, the vaccine could arrive in Ohio in limited supply for distribution to initial critical populations in December 2020.

Q: What is Operation Warp Speed?

A: Operation Warp Speed is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense to help develop, produce, and distribute millions of vaccine doses for COVID-19 as quickly as possible while ensuring that vaccines are safe and effective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focused on vaccine planning, working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and other state partners to prepare for vaccination availability.

Q: Why is a COVID-19 vaccine needed if social distancing and wearing masks prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading?

A: Getting us through the pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines boost your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like masks and social distancing, help reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Together, the coming COVID-19 vaccines and proper prevention measures will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

Q: How many COVID-19 vaccines are under development?

A: Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are under development. As of November 24, 2020, large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials are in progress or being planned for five COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. As of December 3, 2020, two vaccines have applied for emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA.

Q: How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?

A: The two vaccines that have applied for emergency use authorization each require two doses. There is a vaccine in development and Phase 3 clinical trials that uses one dose. Ohioans who receive a dose of a particular vaccine must receive a second dose of the vaccine from the same manufacturer. For example, if you receive a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, your second dose must be the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. If you receive a first dose of the Moderna vaccine, your second dose must be the Moderna vaccine.

Q: How will I know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe?

A: The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine(s) available. Clinical trials study the effectiveness of the vaccine in thousands of study participants. Data from these trials will be provided to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine vaccine safety and effectiveness. The FDA uses rigorous standards during the evaluation and if it determines that a vaccine meets its safety and effectiveness requirements, it can make these available by approval or emergency use authorization. After FDA makes its determination, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will review available data before making final vaccine recommendations to the CDC. There have been no shortcuts in the vaccine development process. The COVID-19 vaccine development process involved several steps comparable with those used to develop other vaccines, such as the flu or measles vaccine.

Q: Who is paying for the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: The federal government is committed to providing free or low-cost COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine doses purchased with taxpayer dollars will be given to Ohioans who choose to receive them at no cost.

Q: Will there be enough vaccine for everyone in Ohio?

A: When FDA first authorizes or approves the use of one or more COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, there may be a limited supply. This would mean that not everyone will be able to be vaccinated right away but, in time, as vaccination production ramps up, every Ohioan who chooses may receive a vaccine as soon as large quantities are available.

Q: Will Ohio make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory?
A: No.

Q: Are there special considerations on who will receive the COVID-19 first in Ohio?

A: At first, there will be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. The federal government will work to get those first vaccine doses out once a vaccine is authorized, approved, and recommended, rather than waiting until there are enough vaccines for everyone. However, it is important that the initial vaccines are given to people in a fair, ethical, and transparent way. Those who are at highest risk of contracting and transmitting the virus will be among the first to be able to access vaccination.

Q: Who can get the vaccine first in Ohio?

A: Initially, there will be a limited number of vaccines available, and Ohio is committed to making it widely available, for those that want to receive it, as quickly as possible as shipments of vaccine arrive. In conjunction with the recommendations of medical experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Ohio has identified who will be among the first to receive those very early shipments in Phase 1A, should they choose to be vaccinated, listed below.

  • Healthcare providers and personnel who are routinely involved with the care of COVID-19 patients.
  • Residents and staff at nursing facilities.
  • Residents and staff at assisted living facilities.
  • Patients and staff at psychiatric hospitals.
  • People with intellectual disabilities and those with mental illness who in group homes or centers and staff at those locations
  • Residents and staff of Ohio’s veterans homes.
  • EMS responders.

Q: How many vaccines are available? 

A: Vaccine manufacturers are working hard to manufacture and distribute vaccines safely, quickly, and effectively. Each state will be informed, on a weekly basis, of how many vaccine doses they will receive that week.

Q: If I am in an eligible audience, how will I know when I can get the vaccine during Phase 1? Who do I call?

A: We are working closely with vaccine providers and local health departments at this time to determine the best process for eligible audiences to use during the initial vaccination phase. During Phase 1A, the following providers will be responsible for distributing vaccines to the following audiences:

  • Essential workers in healthcare settings – hospitals and health systems.
  • Long-term care/nursing home residents and staff – CVS and Walgreens.
  • Congregate care staff and residents, EMS first responders, any remaining long-term care facility staff – local health departments.

Q: I am not in one of the audiences that has been announced. When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Initially, there will be a limited number of vaccines available, so we are committed to making it widely available, for those that want to receive it, as quickly as possible as shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Ohio. Ohio continues to make plans for a way to distribute vaccines in a way that is fair, ethical, and transparent, in conjunction with the recommendations of medical experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). As more information becomes available on who can receive the vaccine when, we will communicate this information publicly including through the news media and share information at

Q: When will the other distribution phases begin?

A: As vaccine supply increases, Ohio will be able to continue to vaccinate Ohioans who choose to receive the vaccine. The speed at which Ohio will move through the phases is largely dependent upon the number of vaccines available.

Q: Will my children be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Once a vaccine is available, there will be guidance on who should receive it from the vaccine manufacturer. The bottom line is that Ohioans should be able to obtain safe, effective vaccines for themselves and their families if they choose according to manufacturers’ guidelines once it is widely available.

Q: If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available?

A: Not enough is known about how long natural immunity lasts for those that have recovered from the virus. Until we have a vaccine available and know more about natural immunity to COVID-19, the CDC will not comment on whether people who had COVID-19 should get a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will make recommendations to CDC on who should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Q: Can other vaccines help prevent me from getting COVID-19?

A: Other vaccines, such as those for flu, measles, or other diseases, will not protect you from COVID-19. Only the vaccines designed specifically to protect you from COVID-19, once approved for use by the FDA, can prevent COVID-19. While a flu vaccine will not prevent you from getting COVID-19, it can prevent you from getting influenza (flu) at the same time as COVID-19. Because the flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading during this time, getting a flu vaccine will be more crucial than ever.                                                                                      

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Updated Dec. 4, 2020

For additional information, visit

For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616.

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

The following resources have been complied to offer Ohio providers interested in participating in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program with information regarding vaccine training, storage, handling and reporting and other COVID-19 vaccine specific information.

rmation outside of Montgomery County please visit the following health departments for more information near you.
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