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OhioHealth to Begin Vaccinating the General Public at Multiple Sites Across Ohio on Tuesday, Jan. 19

OhioHealth announced today that it will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to patients who are 80 years of age and older on Tuesday, January 19, in accordance with guidance from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.

Vaccinations in Columbus will begin at 9 a.m. at the OhioHealth David P. Blom Administrative Campus at 3430 OhioHealth Parkway. Walk-in appointments will not be accepted. Only those individuals who have scheduled a vaccination through OhioHealth MyChart or the OhioHealth vaccine hotline will be vaccinated.

OhioHealth will be opening vaccination clinics in six counties tomorrow including Delaware, Franklin, Hardin, Marion, Pickaway and Richland. OhioHealth is partnering with the Athens City-County Health Department for vaccinations in Athens. For a full list and to schedule visit

OhioHealth has already vaccinated more than 20,000 healthcare workers since December and expects to vaccinate some 5,000 members of the general public this week.

How to schedule

For patients who have a medical record in the last three years at OhioHealth, vaccinations can be self-scheduled through OhioHealth MyChart, which is available on the OhioHealth website or via smartphone app. Patients will be notified through MyChart when they are able to schedule. Patients are encouraged to check their MyChart account now to ensure their contact information is up to date. MyChart is the easiest and fastest way to schedule an appointment.

For all others or those that are unable to schedule online:

Those in the eligible age groups can call our scheduling hotline to book their vaccination appointments. The hotline can be reached at (614) 533-6999 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vaccinations will be given following the schedule below, current as of 1/18/21:

Week of Jan. 19 – Patients 80 years of age and older

Week of Jan. 25 – Patients 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders as specified by the Ohio Department of Health

Week of Feb. 1 – Patients 70 years of age and older

Week of Feb. 8 – Patients 65 years of age and older

Appointments slots are filling fast. If no appointments are available when scheduling opens, patients are encouraged to regularly check MyChart or call the OhioHealth vaccine hotline. Appointments will be added as additional vaccine arrives.

(NOTE: We will have b-roll and sound bites from the vaccination clinic available tomorrow.)

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It was also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at