LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will begin offering booster shots at all of its walk-in vaccine clinics this week.
In addition, the health department says those getting booster doses will be able to choose which vaccine type they would like, after the CDC approved the mixing and matching of booster doses.
Mixing and matching vaccine types only applies to booster shots. Second doses of the initial round of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines must be the same as the first dose that was given.
If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series and are either 65 or older, or if you are 18 or older and have underlying conditions, or live or work in a setting that puts you at risk for exposure, you can get a booster dose six months after your second dose.
All Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients can get a booster dose at least two months after the first dose.
If you are getting a booster, you are asked to bring the proof of vaccination card you were given when you received your first dose of the COVID vaccine.
Walk-in vaccine clinics in Lucas County
The health department is offering walk-in vaccine clinics at two locations this week: at the health department downtown and at the Lucas County Rec Center on Key St. in Maumee.
- People can get initial shots, second doses, or booster shots at the health department, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The health department is located at 635 N. Erie St. in downtown Toledo.
- People can also get their shots at the Lucas County Rec Center on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The rec center is located at 2901 Key St. in Maumee.
All of the Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine clinics are walk-in. No appointment is necessary.
Registration is not required, however, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge.
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has a COVID-19 vaccine hotline staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 419-213-4100.
For local information, confirmed and probable COVID-19 case data in Lucas County, and a list of testing locations please visit the website here.