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Public Health Information

Fact-based COVID-19 and Monkeypox vaccine distribution and testing information for Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This information is evolving and subject to change.
Page last updated 8/8/22

Monkeypox Information and Resources

Facts, Prevention, and Treatment

Use these links to find fact-based answers to Frequently Asked Questions, opens a new window from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

What is Monkeypox?, opens a new window

Who Can Get Monkeypox?, opens a new window

How Can I Get Monkeypox?, opens a new window

Can I Get a Vaccine to Prevent Monkeypox?, opens a new window

What Do I Do If I Think I Have Monkeypox?, opens a new window

Where Can I Learn More?

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hamilton County Health Department, and City of Cincinnati Health Department websites for the most up-to-date information:

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Free COVID Test Kits and In-Person Testing at Select Library Locations

In-person COVID-19 testing is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Sharonville Branch Library and Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Corryville Branch Library. There is no out-of-pocket cost for this service. In-person testing is in partnership with Hamilton County Public Health and Ethos Laboratories.

At-home COVID-19 test kits, when available, are free until supplies run out at the Library's drive-thru locations: Anderson, Covedale, Delhi, Downtown Main Library, Groesbeck, Harrison, Reading, and Symmes

Update - 8/8/22 at 10 a.m.: There are no at-home COVID test kits currently available. Check back often as we may receive more soon.

  • Please check availability before visiting a branch library for pickup.
  • You do not need to present ID or have a library card to get a test kit.
  • There are two test kits per box. Limit four test kit boxes per household per day.
  • These kits cannot be used for return/stay in school or for travel.
  • Our COVID-19 tests are for individual household use.
  • For help with COVID testing in support of small businesses, please contact kwalton@cincinnatichamber.com.
  • Funding thanks to the Ohio Library Council in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health.

Free COVID Test Kits by Mail

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests usually ship in seven to 12 days. Order at CovidTests.gov, opens a new window.

Free COVID On-Site Testing in Hamilton County

On-site COVID-19 testing is available at no cost if you live or work in Hamilton County.

Get Vaccinated in Hamilton County

Self-Report Results of At-Home Test Kits

Self-report your COVID-19 test results to protect our community and help with public health decisions. Use this secure website, opens a new window to report the results of your at-home test.

Questions About the Vaccine

Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
Ohio Department of Health’s call center is staffed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day. 

How can I tell which information about vaccines is true?
The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the vaccines with information from trustworthy sources. Learn how to find credible information in this article from the CDC, opens a new window, and about the benefits of getting vaccinated from Ohio Department of Health, opens a new window.

View More FAQs at Coronavirus.Ohio.gov, opens a new window.

Fact-Based Library Resources and Links

Our staff has gathered information about and by health and medical experts to help keep you and your family safe. Resources include websites, books, and eBooks.

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