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Ready to get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Start here.

Ready to get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Start here.

New Vaccines Not Yet Available

Posted August 18, 2023: A new COVID-19 vaccine is expected to boost the immune response against the now-dominant Eris variant. Owensboro Health expects to have these vaccines by the end of September, pending FDA approval, and will post an update when they are available. There is not a waiting list at this time and we cannot schedule appointments until we have it in stock. Currently, there are no changes to FDA/CDC guidelines.

Call to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines are available for ages six months and up.

  • For ages six months through 11 years, please call the Children’s Center at 270-688-4480 to schedule a vaccine. All children must have a parent or legal guardian present.
  • For ages 12 and older, call the Outpatient Pharmacy in Owensboro at 270-417-6538, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

We recommend EVERYONE over the age of six months get vaccinated. It is especially important for these groups who have a higher risk of severe disease or death.

Visit to see the latest recommendations for the vaccine.

Additional Information

No Wait Period After Infection

There is no wait period for vaccination or booster after a COVID-19 infection or after a monoclonal antibody infusion. As long as the patient is out of quarantine or does not have a pending test they can get vaccinated.

Vaccine Availability by Manufacturer

The Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) is overseeing the COVID-19 vaccination process. Owensboro Health is currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax and Moderna vaccines. 

After you schedule your appointment:

  • You will receive a confirmation email, text and/or MyChart message. Please check your email for appointment confirmation.
  • Log into MyChart to complete eCheck-in prior to arriving for your appointment.
  • Plan to bring your insurance card(s) and an ID to your appointment.
  • If getting your first dose, bring your work schedule/calendar with you, as you will schedule your second vaccination while at this appointment.
  • You will be at your appointment for about 30-45 minutes. Plan to wait at least 15 minutes on site after receiving your vaccine.

Who pays for the vaccine?

  • The federal government is no longer covering the cost of the vaccine.
  • Patients receiving a vaccine will be billed through the individual's insurance coverage. This applies to the COVID-19 vaccine as well as all other vaccines received by the patient.
  • Please bring your insurance card so your insurance company can be billed.
  • Copays for a patient's vaccination will vary depending on coverage. Please contact your insurance provider for any questions regarding copays for vaccination.
  • Patients who need financial assistance should contact a Patient Financial Advocate at 270-685-7501 to discuss insurance coverage or financial assistance.

Questions about the vaccine?