vaccine-coronavirus-header

Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

Fact-based COVID-19 vaccine distribution and testing information for Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This information is evolving and subject to change.

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

In-person COVID-19 testing is available 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 - 5/14/22 at 10 a.m.: A limited number of at-home COVID test kits are now available at our drive-thru locations.

  • 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.

Page last updated 6/22/22

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.

  • You do not need health insurance to get a test.
  • If you have insurance, bring your insurance card. You do not need to pay a copay or co-insurance.
  • You will not be asked about immigration status.

Get Vaccinated in Hamilton County

On-site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are available at select Library locations.

Pfizer vaccines are available for ages 6 months and above. Moderna vaccines are available for ages 6 months-5 years and 18 and above. J&J vaccines are available for ages 18 and above. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of vaccination.

Vaccine Clinics Across Hamilton County

  • Get the Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, or Moderna vaccines and boosters.
  • There is no ID requirement when ONLY getting the vaccine.
  • Pfizer vaccines are available for ages 6 months and above. Moderna vaccines are available for ages 6 months-5 years and 18 and above. J&J vaccines are available for ages 18 and above. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of vaccination.
  • People receiving their second or third dose need to have a vaccine card or need to be in the Hamilton County Public Health system.
  • Seniors (ages 60+) who need a ride to a vaccine appointment can request transport assistance online, opens a new window or call 855-546-6352.

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. 

Is there a COVID-19 vaccine?
In the United States, three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Every study, every phase, and every trial was reviewed by the FDA and a safety board in a transparent, rigorous process. These vaccines began arriving in Ohio in December 2020.

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, opens a new window from Ohio Department of Health.

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.

Related Blog Posts

Back to Top