COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Photograph of nurse providing COVID-19 vaccine injection to a patient at a LouVax Mobile site

 

GET VACCINATED TODAY

Individuals ages 12 and older can receive a COVID vaccine.

*Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

No appointment required. Walk ins welcome.

  • July 29, 4pm – 6pm, Neighborhood House, 201 N. 25th St.
  • July 31, 11am – 2pm, “The New Normal for Students: COVID-19 on the Black Community and Teens” hosted by the Friends of Nicole 5050 Mentoring Collaborative and the Parkland Boys and Girls Club.
    • Located at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club, 3200 Greenwood Ave. Free food, door prizes, mentee sign ups and a panel discussion with health experts. Pfizer vaccine also provided for anyone 12 and older. A parent or legal guardian must give consent for anyone under age 18 to be vaccinated.
  • August 10, 10am – 11:30am, St. George’s Community Center, 1205 South 26th St. (Janssen)

 

Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near you

Please note that a drivers license, social security card nor passport are required to receive a vaccination. We will need your name and birthdate only. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card but it is not required in order to be vaccinated.

CLICK HERE to view a comprehensive list of locations that carry COVID-19 vaccines

The information below may also be helpful in finding a convenient location and scheduling an appointment.

 

Dept. of Public Health and Wellness

 

The one-shot Janssen vaccine is available at the Dept. of Public Health and Wellness headquarters at 400 E. Gray St.

Tuesdays: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Norton Healthcare

Register Online
Call 502-861-4499 for assistance

U of L Health

Register Online

Call 502-681-1435 for assistance

Baptist Health

Register Online

Walgreens

Register Online
Patients can also call 800-Walgreens (1-800–925–4733) or their local store and select option 1 to set up an appointment

Kroger

Register Online

Meijer

Register Online or text “COVID” to 75049 or call your local Meijer Pharmacy to register for a vaccine appointment.

Walmart

Register Online

CVS

Register Online
Call 800-746-7287 for assistance

Costco

Register Online

Family Health Centers

Family Health Centers will directly contact their patients to schedule vaccine appointments. If you are a patient of Family Health Centers and have questions about the vaccine or would like to schedule an appointment, call 502-774-8631.

Community Health Centers are located in underserved communities and are part of both local and national efforts to get the vaccine to their patients by partnering with the local hospital systems.

Park DuValle Community Health Center

Park DuValle Community Health Centers will directly contact their patients to schedule vaccine appointments. 

If you are a patient of Park DuValle Community Health Centers and have questions about the vaccine or would like to schedule an appointment, call 502-774-4401.

Community Health Centers are located in underserved communities and are part of both local and national efforts to get the vaccine to their patients by partnering with the local hospital systems.

Dr. Beverly Gaines and Associates

 

Dr. Beverly Gaines and Associates, providing covid vaccines to children and their parents and caregivers.

To schedule an appointment call 502.585.2924 or email [email protected].

Ask Dr. Gaines: have questions about the vaccine? Is it safe for you or your child? Are there side effects? You can email Dr. Gaines at Gainesvax2yahoo.com

Office hours:  Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm

Highlands Professional Plaza, 801 Barret Avenue, Suite 314, Louisville, 40204

 

St. Matthews Pharmacy

Register Online

Veterans

Robley Rex VA Medical Center

Who’s eligible

Register here

Need help signing up? Call 502.287.4426

 


Need help scheduling an appointment?

CALL THE LOU HEALTH HELPLINE 502-912-8598 TO:

  • Get help finding a place to get vaccinated
  • Get help scheduling a vaccination appointment
  • Get a free ride to a vaccination appointment
  • Learn about free drop-in childcare so you can get vaccinated
  • Get a copy of your vaccine record
  • Schedule a virtual or in person Q&A session about the vaccines with a medical provider
  • To request a mobile vaccination mission at your workplace, church, community site

 

LouVax-Mobile 

The LouVax team has done an amazing job caring for tens of thousands of Louisvillians in a drive-through vaccination site. As a health department, our mission is to serve those at the highest risk and those who encounter the most barriers to access care.

With the many options for people to get vaccinated, the decision has been made to pivot our resources towards a new venture, LouVax-Mobile. Each mobile mission is tailored to a specific group and may focus on a neighborhood, a demographic, or an organization. 

If you are part of a group that is in need of a LouVax-Mobile mission, you can reach out to [email protected] to discuss setting up an event. 


 

COVID-19 VACCINE FAQ's

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?

Yes. Three vaccines have been approved by the FDA after extensive clinical trials involving many thousands of participants, including from racial and ethnic minorities. All three federally approved vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19. The trials and approval process was designed carefully and with very strict standards to keep us all safe.

How many doses of the vaccine is required?

Currently two of the authorized vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States require 2 doses to get the most protection. A third authorized vaccine only requires 1 dose.

One Dose Vaccine:

  • Janssen vaccine

Two Dose Vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech doses should be given 3 weeks (21 days) apart.
  • Moderna doses should be given 1 month (28 days) apart.
    • The second doses should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, second doses administered within 4 days prior and up to 42 days after recommended date are considered valid, safe and effective. When it’s time for your second dose, you will be contacted directly by the organization who administered your first dose for appointment scheduling. 

Please note: In Louisville, you must receive your second dose of the vaccine from the provider who gave you your first dose.

Which COVID-19 Vaccine will I receive?

All three vaccines are available in Jefferson County.

If you prefer one over the other, the best way to find an available location is to CLICK HERE, select the vaccine you prefer and enter your zip code.

Please know that the supply of the Janssen vaccine is still very limited.

Should I expect side effects from vaccine shots?

Some patients experience mild soreness at the injection site. There have also been reports of fevers and achiness after being vaccinated. Serious problems from vaccination can happen, but they are rare.

​If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.

Who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine?

If you have a history of anaphylaxis or severe allergic reactions, talk with your healthcare provider to determine if vaccination is safe for you.

 

You should not receive the covid vaccine if:

  • You are currently ill, including respiratory symptoms or have a fever greater than 100.5°F
  • Received another vaccine (any, including flu) within the previous 14 days
  • Recently diagnosed with COVID-19 infection:
    • If you were discharged from the hospital less than 30 days from your scheduled vaccine appointment
    • If you tested positive for covid 19 or had symptoms of covid 19 less than 14 days ago
  • If you received your first Moderna dose less than 24 days ago I
  • f you received your first Pfizer dose less than 17 days ago
  • If you have received the Janssen (J&J) vaccine
Is it safe to get vaccinated if pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, but if you have questions about getting vaccinated, talking with a healthcare provider may might help you make an informed decision.

Can my child get vaccinated?

Currently youth ages 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine with a parent’s permission. Find a location here.

Can the COVID-19 vaccine be given at the same time as another vaccine?

Wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine, including a flu or shingles vaccine, if you get your COVID-19 vaccine first. If you get another vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

I have already had COVID-19. Can I still be vaccinated?

Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is possible, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection.

How much does it cost? What if my insurance doesn’t cover it?

COIVD-19 vaccines are free – the US Federal Government is purchasing vaccines on behalf of the American people. If you have insurance, it will cover any costs the providers charge for administering the vaccine; if you don’t, the government will pay these.

Do I still need to wear a mask and social distance after receiving the vaccine?

If you are not fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated means it’s been two weeks since you received your second dose of the vaccine), you need to still wear a mask when you are around groups of people and you don’t know whether or not they are all vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, you should also still get tested for COVID weekly, practice social distancing when possible, and wash your hands often. Here is a list of testing locations.  

Click HERE to learn more about what you can do if you’re fully vaccinated

Will vaccines be mandatory?

No. The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for individuals.

 
 

 

APPLY TO BE A VACCINE PROVIDER 

Organizations who have been approved by the state to be a vaccine provider may apply here to receive vaccine allocations from Public Health and Wellness."

 


 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

As we continue our push to fight COVID-19, we need your support. For more information on the volunteer process please visit our Volunteer Information Center.

 


 

RESOURCES

Image of Vsafe app on smartphone. Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

 

 

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