LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will begin offering the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson booster shots on Weds., Oct. 27, after the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved their use earlier 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.
The health department has already been offering the Pfizer booster shot, which was approved in September.
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.
Walk-in clinics for those wanting to get the booster shot will take place Wednesday (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Thursday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.), and Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) at the Lucas County Rec. Center at 2901 Key St. in Maumee.
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
In addition, there will be walk-in clinics from Monday through Saturday this week at locations throughout the county.
All of the Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine clinics are walk-in. No appointment is necessary.
You will have a chance to get either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department on Monday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and from Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The health department is located at 635 N. Erie St. in downtown Toledo.
In addition, you can get either the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J vaccine at one of these other locations throughout the week or at the times listed above at the Lucas County Rec. Center:
Monday, October 25
- Athena Career Center - 5203 Airport Hwy., Toledo | 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 28
- Toledo Food Market - 303 Main St., Toledo | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 15
- TARTA bus: Greenbelt Place - Corner of Cherry and Walnut, Toledo | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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.