COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Lakewood Urgent Care is an approved vaccine provider with the state of Ohio. In the coming weeks, the state will evaluate demographic data for each county and determine which vaccine providers will get vaccine shipments and how much they will get.
As we wait for notification of our first vaccine shipment, we are training and preparing to administer the vaccine as efficiently as possible. As soon as we receive notification that we will have vaccine doses for public distribution, we will update our website and notify the public.
In the meantime, we want to share some information regarding how vaccination will work at our urgent care facility.
How do I make an appointment?
Vaccines will be provided daily on a first come first serve basis. When you arrive, your name will be added to the list and you will be provided with registration paperwork to complete. When we are ready to see you, we will call you to have you return to the clinic.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your ID, insurance cards (if you have insurance) and completed registration forms.
If the vaccine is free, why do I need insurance?
The U.S. government is providing the vaccine dose free of charge, however there are costs associated with administering the vaccine to patients and compiling and reporting required data to the state. These charges are covered by your insurance.
Can I get the vaccine if I had COVID-19?
Yes. Those who have had Covid-19 can get the vaccination. However, you should not seek vaccination if you are currently ill.
How many doses do I need?
We don’t know yet which vaccine we will be given. However, both of the currently approved vaccines require a booster. When you get your first injection, you will be given a reminder card so that you can return on the required date for the booster. For optimal efficacy, it is imperative that you get both doses.
When can I get the vaccine?
Current vaccine rollout is as follows. This is subject to change as the state evaluates vaccine availability and how to most effectively vaccinate the most vulnerable.
- Jan 18 – Those 80+ years of age
- Jan 25 – Those 75+ years of age and vulnerable youth
- Feb 1 – Those 70+ years of age and employees of K-12 schools that plan to return to on-site instruction March 1
- Feb 8 – Those 65+