FCPH Immunization Program

We offer vaccine clinics and education throughout Franklin County for children and adults.

Our program provides:

Immunizations to Franklin County residents

Vaccine records for current/past clients

Vaccine information to the public

Resources/Referrals

Beginning June 8, 2020 Franklin County Public Health will be offering Immunization Clinics on-site at 280 E. Broad St. Columbus 43215 by appointment ONLY on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-1pm. To make an appointment please call (614) 525-3719 after June 1, 2020. Online scheduling is not available at this time.

Franklin County Public Health will NOT offer OUTREACH Clinics in the community until further notice.

In order to protect the health of our clients and staff we will be enforcing the following:

  • All immunization clinic visitors are required to wear a face covering if over 2 years of age when entering the building, during the appointment until they exit the building after appointment.
  • All clinic visitors will have their temperature checked upon entering the building and if there is a fever (100F or higher) or if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 they must reschedule appointment.
  • Only 1 appointment will be permitted in the clinic lobby at a time.
  • Only 1 parent/guardian should accompany any minor client. All other must remain outside of the building.
  • Limit personal belongings.
  • No food or beverages.

As a reminder please remain home and reschedule your appointment if:

  • You or a family member have had a fever of 100 F or higher and have had to take any fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen within the last 72 hours.
  • You or a family member are currently ill or have had the following symptoms within the last 2 weeks: fever (100 F or higher), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 (or have been in contact with an individual that has tested positive) in the last 14 days.

Here is what to expect on the day of your appointment:

  • Please remain in your vehicle when you arrive at 280 E. Broad St.

Call in to 614-525-5857 to check in and receive further instructions.

Vaccine Costs

Children (18 years old and younger)

Qualify for VFC vaccine: Click here for more information regarding the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.

Required vaccines are $28 for the first shot of vaccine and $15 for each additional shot of vaccine.
*No child who qualifies for VFC vaccine will be turned away if the cost is not affordable. A sliding fee scale is available.

Click here to find out what insurances FCPH is currently able to bill.

If you have private insurance with immunization coverage that we do NOT bill, you will be expected to pay full price for the vaccine cost at your clinic appointment with cash or check.

Click here to find out our current fees. If you have any questions, please call 614-525-3719.

*Prices subject to change.

Adults

Click here to find out what insurances FCPH is currently able to bill. Please note: We do NOT currently bill Medicare Part D.

If you have private insurance with immunization coverage that we do NOT bill, you will be expected to pay full price for the vaccine cost at your clinic appointment with cash or check.

Click here to find out our current fees. If you have any questions, please call 614-525-3719.

In addition, our department will continue to offer qualified state supported adult vaccinations (low to no cost). Currently this includes:

  • Adults with no insurance may receive free Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and flu vaccines.
  • Adults with no insurance may receive all CDC recommended vaccines for a zero vaccine fee cost. However, a $28 administration fee for the first shot and $15 administration fee for each additional shot of vaccine will be charged. A sliding fee scale is available.

Some conditions apply. Please call (614) 525-3719 or email shots@franklincountyohio.gov for information.

*Prices subject to change.

Available Vaccines

What shots do you offer?

Franklin County Public Health offers the following vaccines:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - Gardasil 9
  • Inactivated Polio
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Meningococcal B (Bexsero)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (Prevnar 13)
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (Pneumovax 23)
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Shingrix (Shingles) - On backorder. Please call for availability. 
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

Franklin County Public Health does not administer TB testing. See the FAQ section for more details.

Immunization Clinics

Appointments are required. Call (614) 525-3719 to schedule.

Find the Next Immunization Clinic

2020 Immunization Clinics

Click on the images below for print version of the flyer.

Travel & Vaccines

Travel and Vaccines GraphicPlease click on image above for more info on travel vaccines. 

Franklin County Public Health does not provide international travel vaccinations including those needed to prevent Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Malaria medications. Please note: Currently there is a limited supply of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States. Please click here for clinic locations near you. 

Refer to the CDC's website to learn about health information related to your destination.

Find a travel vaccination location:

LifeCare Alliance
1699 West Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 278-3130
www.lifecarealliance.org

Rardin Family Practice at OSU
2231 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 293-2700

Passport Health - Dublin
5650 Blazer Pkwy
Suite 174
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 453-3920
www.passporthealthusa.com

Travel Health Services
7219 Sawmill Road, Suite 105 C
Dublin, OH 43016
(614)889-6911
www.travelhealthservices.net

Passport Health - Lewis Center
8837 Whitney Dr.
Lewis Center, 43035
Tel: Tollfree 1-877-358-8648
Local (614)408-8783
www.passporthealthusa.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Immunization (shot) record
  • Form of payment: cash, check or credit card
  • Insurance card
  • Any custody or guardianship papers
  • Consent form, if the adult bringing in a child is not legal guardian/parent
  • Photo ID for adult accompanying child
  • Wearing a face mask is required

Visit the Ohio Department of Health's webpage for information regarding school/child care/pre-school vaccine requirements.

All immunizations are available in 11 community locations. Please see the calendar for a complete listing.

Click here to find out what insurances FCPH is currently able to bill.

• Contact your/your child’s current/past physiciam
• Contact your/your child’s school
• If the vaccines were provided by FCPH or if you want a copy of what has been reported to the state of Ohio’s immunization registry (ImpactSIIS):

  1.  Please print and fill out the Immunization Record Release Form and return via email, mail, in-person, or fax to (614) 525-6673. A copy of a Photo I.D. (i.e. Driver’s license, Passport) of the person* requesting the information must be sent with the request. *If patient is a minor, person requesting record must be legal guardian. Please allow 1-2 business days for request to be processed.
    - OR -
    2. Call (614) 525-3719 and we will assist you in obtaining your shot record. Please note: We are unable to release records without a written records request completed.

Shots are very safe, but they are not perfect. Like any other medicine they can occasionally cause reactions. Usually these are mild, like a sore arm or a slight fever. Serious reactions are rare, but they can happen. Your doctor or nurse can discuss the risks with you before your child gets his/her shots. The important thing to remember is that getting the diseases is much more dangerous than getting the shots.

The flu season has begun! It can start in October and end as late as March. The experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine is available for children 6 months through 18 years at all of the Franklin County Public Health Childhood Immunization clinics. Parents of children from birth through 4 years of age may also receive a flu vaccine at these clinics. The Ohio Department of Health’s Vaccine for Children Program provides the pediatric and adult flu vaccine for those who qualify.

For more information about Seasonal Influenza, click here.

Franklin County Public Health does not administer TB testing. Kroger’s Little Clinics, CVS’s Minute Clinics, Walgreen’s Take Care Clinics, OSU's FastCare Clinics at participating Giant Eagle locations, and some physician offices provide ppd/TB testing.