To schedule a COVID Vaccine, click here.
If you need to cancel your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, go to your confirmation email and follow the prompt at the bottom of the screen. All appointments should be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to your appointment if possible, to help OCHD ensure efficiency of vaccine administration.
Covid Vaccine Update
April 23, 2021:
Oldham County Health Department (OCHD) is scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments weekly. Appointments will be posted to the OCHD website each week.
As federal government allocations of the COVID-19 Vaccine are distributed, Oldham County Health Department will post appointments to serve our community. We continue to distribute vaccine in the most equitable way possible.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions to help our community better understand the local process of COVID-19 Vaccine distribution:
Q: Who currently qualifies for COVID-19 vaccination from OCHD?
A: According to the guidelines set forth by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, OCHD’s COVID-19 vaccination priority is:
- Anyone age 18 older (OCHD distributes Moderna COVID-19 vaccine only. This vaccine has not been approved for anyone younger than 18 years of age.)
Q: Is OCHD prospectively scheduling appointments for Oldham County residents?
A: Due to an increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, OCHD is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments weekly. The process will offer more immediate appointment options at one time and improve operations for our team to better serve our community. If additional vaccine becomes available or if appointments become available because of cancellations, we will post available appointments throughout week. Check the website regularly.
Q: Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. Which one is OCHD providing and why?
A: OCHD is only receiving and distributing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine dictates more stringent storage guidelines than the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Local health departments do not have the equipment needed to meet these guidelines. Because of this, all local health departments across 120 counties are only eligible to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. OCHD has developed an efficient process with Moderna and will continue to offer only Moderna vaccine via drive through clinics. Vaccine allocations have increased and you should be able to find a vaccine appointment of your choosing with minimal searching.
Q: I got my prime COVID-19 Vaccine in Florida; can I get my boost COVID-19 Vaccine at OCHD?
A: The Kentucky Department for Public Health distributes boost vaccine doses based on the number of prime doses already administered by OCHD. Individuals are encouraged to schedule their second vaccine at the same location they received their first vaccine for the quantity of boost doses provided to equal the prime doses already administered. Only extremely rare circumstances would allow us to change this guidance. Please note that there must be 28 days between the first and second dose administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Q: I already completed all the required paperwork for my first vaccine. Why do I have to fill out all the same paperwork again for my second vaccine?
A: The reason OCHD requires the repeat of paperwork completion prior to your second vaccine is multi-faceted. Primarily, we are required to have you complete a second Patient Encounter Form (PEF) dated with your signature for consent of your second dose. Secondly, we need the new form to track lot numbers for vaccine. Ultimately, we need the completed second form with your signature for data entry and insurance billing information.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work tirelessly in service to all Oldham County residents. Appointments will be added to our website weekly. We strongly encourage appointments be made online and will be on a first come first served basis. If there are no appointments available or none of the appointments available are convenient for you, please check back on our website regularly for new appointment options.
To schedule a COVID Vaccine, click here.
To report a positive COVID test, click here.
To find a testing location in our region, click here.
New appointments are posted the 1st business day of each month and as vaccine is available. New appointments will likely be posted each week.
FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) OF THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN INDIVIDUALS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. Most recently revised 12/1/20. To view a copy of the EUA, click here.
"Getting the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine" - To view a copy of the EUA, click here.
Meet the Director: Matt Rhodes, MPH, R.S.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new director for the Oldham County Health Department! Matthew Rhodes has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky for many years and we look forward to the expertise he will bring to the Oldham County community. Please click here to read more about Matt's dedication to service!
Are you interested in creating a healthier Oldham County? Join the Coalition for a Health Oldham County to collaborate with community partners on projects that improve the health of youth and adults across the region!
Oldham County Health Department
Chief Health Strategist for all of Oldham County
Impacting the Health of Oldham County Through Community Engagement with Vibrant Cross-Sector Partnerships and Actionable Data
Welcome to the Oldham County Health Department website. Your health is our priority and we are here to serve you. The Oldham County Health Department has been serving the residents of Oldham County for over fifty years. We provide a variety of programs to protect your health and the health of our community. Our clinic is open Monday through Friday, and we offer many services and resources to keep you and your family healthy. We believe that healthy people build a strong community.
Our mission is to protect and promote a healthy community through education, enforcement and empowerment. In order to realize this mission, it is necessary that we control communicable disease, reduce hazards in the environment, provide preventive screenings and encourage healthy lifestyles.
If you need help finding exactly what you are looking for, we would like to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us at (502) 222-3516 and let us know how we can be of assistance to you and your family. Thank you for visiting the Oldham County Health Department website!
Healthy People… Strong Community!
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502-222-3516 ext. 127
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We are open to everyone! Many of the Health Department’s services are provided at no cost or on a sliding-fee scale. That means you are charged a fee based on your income. Fees are based on state and federal guidelines. You will not be denied services if you can’t pay.