Get Vaccinated

The university encourages everyone who is eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccination and booster. FAQs and additional information about the vaccine is available on the Wexner Medical Center website.

Vaccine Distribution at the Wexner Medical Center

Vaccine appointments can be scheduled via the Wexner Medical Center by logging into MyChart. Follow this step-by-step guideCheck back often as new appointments are added throughout the week.

Individuals who are not patients of the Wexner Medical Center or those who do not have a MyChart account can call 614-688-VAXX (8299) for assistance. More information, including vaccination sitesfrequently asked questions is available on the Wexner Medical Center website. If no appointments are available, sign up to be notified when additional appointment times are posted. Click on the “Get Notified” box and follow the instructions to enter your contact information.

Booster Shots Available

Everyone 16 years and older should get a booster shot. As of January 5, CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series

People are eligible to receive the booster:

  • Five months after completing a Moderna primary COVID-19 vaccination series (both doses) 
  • Five months after completing a Pfizer primary COVID-19 vaccination series (both doses) 
  • Two months after completing a J&J primary COVID-19 vaccination (single dose)

Eligible individuals can get a booster dose from any of the brands currently authorized for use in the United States. 

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and critical to protecting you and your loved ones. Learn more about booster and third dose eligibility

Booster Sites

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 23, students can schedule booster shots at Student Health Services on Wednesdays from 8:30 am – 11:30 am and Fridays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Vaccine appointments at the Wexner Medical Center are scheduled through MyChart

Other sites

Ohio State community members and the general public can also schedule appointments at McCampbell Hall or sites around central Ohio. Individuals on regional campuses should use the Ohio Department of Health vaccine locator

Vaccinations for children

The CDC and FDA have approved the Pfizer vaccine for children age 5 and older. All pediatric vaccinations are by appointment only. Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital, as well as many local retail pharmacies, offer the pediatric vaccines for patients age 5 and older.

How to schedule vaccinations for children age 5 to 11:

Pediatric patients can schedule now for a vaccine appointments (beginning the week of Nov. 8) through MyChart. Parents/guardians need to have a personal MyChart account and request proxy access to be able to schedule their child.

Wexner Medical Center clinics offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

Students, faculty, staff and community members can receive the COVID-19 vaccines at Wexner Medical Center's 600 Ackerman Road location or Same-Day Care locations.

Vaccines are available for the university community and the general public on a walk-in basis, or by scheduling in MyChart. Locations and hours (please refer to the Wexner Medical Center website for hours during holiday weeks) are below.

New MyChart Feature

Show digital proof of vaccination and test results

Make sure your COVID-19 vaccination information is up-to-date in your MyChart account. Beginning Nov. 7, you’ll be able to show proof of vaccination and tests results digitally with a QR code using the new SMART Health Card feature  just ensure that your COVID-19 vaccination information is up-to-date in your MyChart account.

To view your QR code or download or update your information (if you didn’t receive your vaccine at an Ohio State Wexner Medical Center location) log in to MyChart. From the main menu, open COVID-19 activity under “My Record.”  

Learn more about managing your COVID-19 vaccination record in MyChart.

Vaccine Distribution Sites around Ohio

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of Ohio is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

The COVID-19 vaccine is available at nearly 1,300 locations statewide and 110 locations in Franklin County including retail pharmacies, hospitals and public health departments.

The state has created an online tool to help Ohioans identify vaccine distribution sites in their communities. Additional information about the state’s vaccine distribution plan is available on the Ohio Department of Health website