COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Vaccinations

Did you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a Lower Lights Christian Health Center COVID-19 vaccine event?

People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should seek medical attention, according to the FDA and CDC statement.  It is important that you let your medical provider know that you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  If you do not have a medical provider you should go to the nearest emergency department.

Why?  Yesterday the State of Ohio “paused” the delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

This is in response to a statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following rare blood-clotting events in six people in the U.S. after receiving the vaccine. The federal government is expected to pause administration of the vaccine at all federally run vaccination sites. 

“We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, said in a joint statement. “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare.”

The cases have occurred in women between 18 and 48 and the reactions have taken place within 6-13 days after receiving the vaccine.  Approximately 6.8 million people have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the U.S. 264,311 of those vaccinations were administered in Ohio.

This pause does not affect the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, which continue to be available. To schedule a vaccination appointment with Lower Lights Christian Health Center, see below.

Fact sheet from Ohio Department of Health re Johnson & Johnson pause

Lower Lights Christian Health Center is working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients and our community.  Vaccines are administered by appointment inside the Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center at 777 W State Street.  You do not need to be a patient of Lower Lights Christian Health Center.

Please note: Lower Lights is scheduling for FIRST DOSES of the vaccine only.  You will be scheduled for your second dose during your first dose appointment.  We will only have second doses to give to those who received their first dose from Lower Lights Christian Health Center.

Appointments for April 19 – 26 are now available.

** The Moderna vaccine will be given so recipients must be age 18 and older. **

 

Please note the location for our ongoing vaccination clinics! Your second dose will be scheduled four weeks from the first dose.

To see all COVID-19 vaccine providers in Ohio (searchable online tool), visit https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

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Before you schedule an appointment

Those who should not schedule the vaccine at this time include:

• Those who have received passive antibody therapy (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent serum) as treatment for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.
• Those who have received any vaccine in the last 14 days prior to COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Those who should consult their medical provider before signing up for a vaccine to see if it is appropriate for your particular situation:

– Those who have a history of severe allergic reactions (This would include an allergic reaction [e.g., anaphylaxis] that required treatment with epinephrine or EpiPen® or that caused you to go to the hospital. It would also include an allergic reaction that occurred within 4 hours that caused hives, swelling, or respiratory distress, including wheezing.)

– Those who have experienced previous reactions to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine, including polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is found in some medications, such as laxatives and preparations for colonoscopy procedures.

– Those with previous reactions to Polysorbate

Frequently Asked Questions: Vaccines

Which vaccine will I receive?
Depending upon vaccine availability, you will receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.  For ages 16 and 17, the only authorized vaccine is the Pfizer vaccine.  We will post which vaccine we expect to be using here on this page for a particular signup period.

When will I receive the second dose of the vaccine?
The Pfizer second dose should be received 21 days after the first dose.
The Moderna second dose should be received 28 days after the first dose.  We will schedule the second dose during your first appointment, so check your availability for the same day four weeks later before signing up for the first dose.

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
Please bring photo id or Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, or List B identity document in addition to insurance information if you have insurance. The vaccine is administered in the upper arm, so short sleeves are advised.

What should I expect the day of my appointment?
o Your temperature will be taken when you arrive in our lobby.
o You and our team will wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while you are in our building.
o You will be checked in and a member of our team will review the screening questions with you.
o After you receive your vaccine, you will be asked to wait up to 30 minutes to be monitored for a possible reaction.

Is there a cost to receive the vaccine?
If you choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you will not have to pay. Vaccine doses purchased with taxpayer dollars will be given to Ohioans who choose to receive them at no out-of-pocket cost. Vaccine providers will be able to charge an administration fee for giving the shot to someone. Providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

Where can I find out more information?

Ohio Department of Health Vaccine FAQ
Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination
Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination

Translated information about the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

NEW Location of  Vaccine Clinic

Location for COVID-19 vaccine clinic:  Healthy Living Center on the Mount Carmel Campus!

Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center, First Floor
777 W State Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Enter from Town Street.  Turn North on Davis Avenue at the light in front of Mount Carmel School of Nursing.  Park in Garage 1 and take elevator to the ground floor.  Exit the elevator lobby and walk next door to 777 W State Street.  Patient drop-off available directly in front of the building.

Vaccines by appointment only.