COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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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.
Moderna and Pfizer booster doses have been recommended by FDA and CDC for people ages 12 and older with moderately and severely compromised immune systems. To see what conditions are included and additional information click here.
Pop Up Vaccine Clinics
No appointment required. Walk-ins are welcome.
- September 18, 10a – 7p, Springfest, Toonerville Trolley Park on Brook and Oak (Janssen)
- September 18, 12p – 2p, St. John Paul II Parish, 3521 Goldsmith Lane (Pfizer)
- September 18, 9a – 2p, La Casita Movil Contra El COVID-19, 2234 W. Market St. (Pfizer)
- September 18, 12p – 6p, MELANaire Marketplace, 4th Street Live, (Janssen)
- September 19, 9a – 1p, La Casita Movil Contra El COVID-19, 2234 W. Market St. (Pfizer)
- September 20, 4p – 6:30p, NE Family YMCA, 9400 Mill Brook Road (Pfizer)
- September 22, 11a – 1p, Hazelnut Farms, 816 Eastwood Fisherville Road (Pfizer)
- September 22, 12p-4p, Bates Community Development Center, 600 E. Lampton St. (Pfizer)
- September 23, 4p – 7p, Beechmont Baptist Church, 4574 South 3rd St. (Pfizer)
- September 24, 5p – 8p, Black Lives Matter Louisville, 3900 W. Broadway. Will be providing transportation, testing, hygiene products, medical supplies, preventative information and vaccinations. PPE and light snacks provided. To request a ride, call 502-383-9793. (Pfizer)
- September 24, 2p – 5p, Tech Style Fashion Group, 8161 National Turnpike (Pfizer)
- September 25, 10a – 2p, Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive (Pfizer)
- September 25, 11a-2p, Friends of Nicole 50/50 Collaborative, Parkland Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana, 3200 Greenwood Ave. (Pfizer)
- September 28, 10a – 2p, JCTC Hartford Hall, 649 South 1st St. (Moderna)
- October 6, 1p – 3p, Ralph Avenue AME Church, 2501 Ralph Ave. (Pfizer)
- October 7, 10a-2p, South Louisville Churches (facility requires masks), 417 West Ashland Ave. (Pfizer)
- October 9, 12p – 6p, MELANaire Marketplace, 4th Street Live, (Janssen)
- October 11, 4p – 6:30p, NE Family YMCA, 9400 Mill Brook Road, (Pfizer)
- October 13, 11a – 1p, Hazelnut Farms, 816 Eastwood, Fisherville Road, (Pfizer)
- October 13, 12p-4p, Bates Community Development Center, 600 E. Lampton St. (Pfizer)
- October 16, 10a – 2p, Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive (Pfizer)
- October 28, 10a-2p, South Louisville Churches (facility requires masks), 417 W. Ashland Ave. (Pfizer)
- November 6, 10a – 2p, Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive (Pfizer)
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
Call 502-861-4499 for assistance
- Baptist Health
Patients can also call 800-Walgreens (1-800–925–4733) or their local store and select option 1 to set up an appointment
Register Online or text “COVID” to 75049 or call your local Meijer Pharmacy to register for a vaccine appointment.
Call 800-746-7287 for assistance
- 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
Robley Rex VA Medical Center
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
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.
Third Booster Dose:
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
- 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.
Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has increased. The CDC recommends people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future get vaccinated. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause Fertility problems in women or men.
Pregnant and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared with non-pregnant people. Severe illness includes illness that requires hospitalization, intensive care, need for a ventilator or special equipment to breathe, or illness that results in death. Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk of preterm birth and might be at increased risk of other adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with pregnant women without COVID-19.
- 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
APPLY TO BE A VACCINE PROVIDER
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.
The Louisville COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Taskforce: It’s goal is to ensure the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals living in Jefferson County who wish to be vaccinated. Meet the members of the task force.
CDC's V-safe Smartphone App: V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination.