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AAA5's Updated Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

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September 2021 Update

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Let us help you find the answers you are looking for. Contact the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Vaccine Information line at 567-247-6503.  Calls are answered and returned Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  We can help find a provider near you.  We can also arrange transportation to your appointment.

Stay informed on the most recent updates:

The Ohio Department of Health has issued guidance to the more than 3,500 COVID-19 vaccine providers statewide to ensure they have access to the latest information on administering booster doses of the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, Ohioans can get information about the booster doses from links provided further down the page. The links provided will be a fact sheet for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses and frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Booster Doses.

Get vaccinated in your own home!
Ready to be vaccinated, but unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic?  We can help you!  Call us, and we can help you find out if you qualify for Ohio's homebound vaccination program, arrange transportation to a community vaccine clinic, and connect you with other services such as meal delivery.

When can I get my vaccine?

You can get your vaccine NOW.  COVID-19 Vaccines are now available throughout the state.  Many providers are offering walk-in appointments, or Ohioans can schedule an appointment.

Check vaccine eligibility here: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ 

Learn more about the vaccine here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine.

When can I get my COVID-19 booster dose?

In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), booster doses of the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine are now available for the following populations at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer series, meaning at least six months after the second dose was administered:
People 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings SHOULD receive a booster shot.
People ages 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions SHOULD receive a booster shot.
People ages 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions MAY receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination made by the vaccine recipient, but those eligible are encouraged to talk to their healthcare providers if they have any questions.
People age 18 and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or living in an institutional setting MAY receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination made by the vaccine recipient.

I have <insert health condition>, is it safe for me to get the vaccine?

You should reach out to your primary care provider. If you do not have a regular doctor, reach out to your local health department who could connect you with a medical expert.

Where can I get the vaccine? COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Vaccines for older Ohioans will be given by physicians, local health departments, hospitals, federally qualified health centers, in-home health service providers, and some retail pharmacies. How and where to get vaccinated will vary depending on where you live. Throughout Ohio, providers have received shipments of COVID-19 vaccines for those currently being vaccinated in Phase 1B. As more vaccine providers receive shipments, they will be added to this page: https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/. This will allow all Ohioans to search by county, ZIP code, and category to find a provider in their area to administer the vaccine.

What do you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccines in Ohio?

COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in Ohio, and we know that you may have questions about them. Will they be required? Are they safe and effective? Having access to accurate information is key to making an educated decision about choosing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, so we have compiled some helpful information from reliable sources to some of the most commonly asked questions below.


Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA5) is committed to serving the needs of the public and working to ensure the health and safety of the individuals we serve, staff, and community. The world is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis. Early action in limiting the spread of COVID-19, referred to as coronavirus, is critical. We continue to follow the guidelines provided by our local, county, and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The safety of older individuals and staff alike is priority for AAA5 – it’s a large part of our mission. That is why we will maintain our regular hours, however please consider calling before visiting:800-860-5799

Continue to visit our website and Facebook for information and updates. We will keep you informed of additional changes in operation as this rapidly evolving public health situation continues to unfold.

Thank you to all who have expressed their concern and understanding during this uncertain time.

If you or someone you know has questions regarding COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is the best source for accurate and timely information in Ohio.

CoronaVirus.Ohio.gov

1-833-4-ASK-ODH