Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and guidance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Columbus Public Health will offer COVID-19 booster doses to eligible residents. Columbus Public Health is Worthington's health agency.
Who is Eligible for a Booster Dose
CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing the first two doses of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine:
- people age 65 years and older
- residents age 18 years and older in long term care settings
- people age 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their first two doses of Pfizer, based on their individual benefits and risks:
- people age 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
- people age 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers as detailed by the CDC:
- First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
- Education staff (teachers, child care workers, support staff)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- United States Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
At this time, booster doses are authorized only for the Pfizer vaccine and the defined populations above. View the CDC’s applicable underlying medical conditions here
If You have Questions
Eligible residents are encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider if they have questions about a booster dose.
Where You Can Get a Booster Dose
Columbus Public Health is offering free COVID-19 Pfizer booster doses to eligible individuals at the following clinics:
Columbus Public Health - (Vax Cash available for first dose only while supplies last.)
240 Parsons Ave.
Monday-Friday • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
*(Change in hours, starting October 5)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.* Tuesdays • 11 a.m.-6 p.m.*
Linden Community Center - (Vax Cash available for first dose only while supplies last.)
1350 Briarwood Ave. –
Mondays • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Columbus Fire Station 10 (Drive Thru)
1096 W. Broad St. *(Starting October 5)
Tuesdays • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Barack Community Center (Vax Cash available for first dose only while supplies last.)
580 E. Woodrow Ave.
Wednesdays • 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Columbus Fire Station 18 (Drive Thru)
1630 Cleveland Ave. *(Starting Oct. 7)
Thursdays • 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Westgate Community Center (Vax Cash available for first dose only while supplies last.)
455 S. Westgate Ave.
Fridays • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Flu shots and first doses will also be available at the clinics.
Find Your Vaccine
Vaccines are available without an appointment at clinics, pharmacies, doctors' offices and hospital locations in Worthington, Columbus, Franklin County and statewide. Find your vaccine location here:
People are encouraged to get vaccinated as quickly as possible to avoid catching COVID-19 and spreading it to others, especially those who are unable to get vaccinated including all children under 12 years old. It is recommended that people continue to wear a mask in public and maintain 6-feet of distance from others outside of your household.