COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Schedule Your Vaccine Today

Hope starts today when you sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. We want the vaccination process to be simple and easy for you. Now you can schedule your vaccine when it’s convenient at your preferred location.

Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines are now available for those ages 12 and older. Please note: If you have tested positive for COVID-19, we recommend waiting 90 days before getting the vaccine.

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

We recommend EVERYONE over the age of 12 gets vaccinated. It is especially important for these groups who have higher risk:

Essential Workers

  • Healthcare personnel
  • First responders (firefighters, police)
  • Corrections
  • Education (K-12 teachers, support staff, daycare staff)
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • US Postal service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction)
  • Finance
  • IT & Communication
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Legal
  • Public Safety (engineers)
  • Water & Wastewater

High-Risk Conditions

Per CDC, adults of any age with the following conditions are or may be at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Liver disease
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher by < 40 kg/m2)
  • Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
  • Severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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 and Moderna vaccines. Johnson & Johnson vaccines may be administered based on availability.

  • First-dose appointments scheduled in Owensboro will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • First-dose appointments scheduled in Greenville will receive the Moderna vaccine.
  • Second-dose vaccines will be from the same manufacturer as the first dose received.

Please read all of this information BEFORE SCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT

Do not schedule a vaccine right now if:

  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days.
  • You have had a serious or anaphylactic reaction to any other vaccine in the past. You must talk to your doctor first.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding (talk to your doctor first).
  • You have had any other vaccination in the past 14 days, including a flu shot.

Do not schedule your second dose now. It will be scheduled when you’re at your first dose appointment. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require an initial vaccine and a booster. The Pfizer vaccine requires a booster 21 days later and the Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days later.

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.
  • Also, 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.
  • If you need to reschedule, call 270-685-7100 and choose option 6 (Owensboro locations only).

Who pays for the vaccine?

  • The federal government is covering the cost of the vaccine itself, but healthcare providers are charging a fee (between $20-$30) for administering the vaccine.
  • Please bring your insurance card so your insurance company can be billed.
  • No costs are passed on to individuals. You will NOT be charged.

Questions about the vaccine?