COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Continue to watch this page, as well as our social media, for updates about appointment scheduling availability.

Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist

We’ve updated our scheduling process to accommodate the increased number of eligible vaccine patients. Add your name to the Vaccine Waitlist Form. When it’s time to schedule your appointment, Owensboro Health will contact you with instructions, using your preferred communication method. Select email or text to receive the online scheduling link, or phone if you would prefer us to call you. Appointment openings are based on availability, so we appreciate your patience as you wait for your turn.

Vaccine Waitlist Form

Now Vaccinating Phase 1a through 1c

Owensboro Health is now vaccinating anyone in phases 1A - 1C. This includes all individuals age 60 and up, as well as those 16 and up with CDC highest COVID-19 risk conditions and all essential workers.

Frontline 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

Other Essential Workers

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction)
  • Finance
  • IT & Communication
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Legal
  • Public Safety (engineers)
  • Water & Wastewater


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

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher by < 40 kg/m2)
  • Severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Vaccine scheduling information at Owensboro Health

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.

  • First-dose appointments scheduled in Owensboro will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • First-dose appointments scheduled in Greenville or Leitchfield 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 FIRST

What to know before scheduling your appointment

Do not schedule a vaccine right now if:

  • 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).
  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days.
  • You have had any other vaccination in the past 14 days, including a flu shot.

Do not schedule your second dose now. You will schedule your second dose while at your first shot 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) to your appointment.
  • If you are eligible due to being a healthcare worker or first responder, bring your employee ID or other proof of employment, such as a paystub.
  • If you are eligible due to age, bring an ID that can verify your birthdate.
  • 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 health care 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?