COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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JEFFERSON COUNTY 

COVID-19 VACCINE 

COVID-19 is still spreading in our city and several variants, which are more infectious, have been detected in Jefferson County. The good news is we have 3 safe and effective vaccines available at many locations throughout Jefferson County. Keep yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors safe by getting vaccinated. Until most of us can be vaccinated, wearing a mask, keeping our distance, and limiting where we go is still essential to protecting ourselves, our families, and our communities. Even as we celebrate the development of safe and effective vaccines, these safety measures - including staying home when you may be sick - remain crucial parts of our effort to eliminate this pandemic.

Getting most people in our community vaccinated will allow us to get back to travelling, attending birthday parties, baby showers, full attendance at sporting events, visiting and hugging grandparents…reclaiming all those moments we missed last year.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TODAY?

Individuals Ages 12 and up

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

 

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.

 

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

Whitney Young Elementary


Individuals who live in West Louisville can go to NortonHealthcare.com or call 1-888-777-7219 to register for vaccination appointments.

ADDRESS:
3526 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40212

HOURS OF OPERATIONS:

  • Wednesday- Thursday:  9:00 A.M. EST to 5:00 P.M. EST;
  • Friday- Saturday:  11 A.M. EST-  7:00 P.M. EST;
  • Sunday:  1:00 P.M- 6:00 P.M. EST

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE via TARC3

  • TARC3 Eligibility Office: (502) 213.3217
  • Trip Reservations: (502) 560-0333
  • Trip Cancellations: (502) 560-0322
  • TTY: (502) 213-324

 

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.

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?

 

Need help scheduling a covid vaccine appointment? Call the LOU HEALTH Covid Helpline: 502-912-8598

 

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?

Yes. We need to use every tool we have to ensure that we and the people we love stay safe. We’re working to ensure all of our residents can be vaccinated as quickly as possible, but until we’re there we still need to help keep each other safe by maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance and wearing masks around others.

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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