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What Should I Know Besides Medical Info About the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Where can I go for a COVID vaccine?

Ohio is now vaccinating all interested individuals age 12 and above.  See eligible populations at

Are you looking for information on where to get a COVID-19 vaccines? Please visit the website for your city or county health department to learn more.

You can also find information about where you can get a vaccine in Ohio at

What Should I Know to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams?

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, here are signs of potential scams:

  • You are asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine.
  • You are asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access.
  • Advertisement for vaccines through social media platforms, email, telephone calls, online, or from unsolicited/unknown sources.
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of  the vaccine for payment.

If you believe you have been the victim of COVID-19 fraud, immediately report it to:

  • HHG-OIG Hotline: 1-800-HHS-TIPs |
  • FBI Hotline: 1-800-CALL-FBI |
  • CMS/Medicare Hotline: 1-800-Medicare

Click here to download this information. 

What Should I Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and My Employer?

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I am not a U.S. citizen. How does my immigration status impact my eligibility to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines?

The vaccine is free to all Ohioans, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen, have lawful immigration status, or have medical insurance to receive the vaccine. You can schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at a location convenient to you by going online at, or by calling 1-833-427-5634.

Many vaccine distribution sites may not require that you present a form of photo ID. If you are asked to show a photo ID, the Ohio Department of Health has made clear to vaccine providers that the photo identification is used to verify name and date of birth of the vaccine recipient only, not residence or immigration status. Therefore, you should be able to use a passport or other form of national identification to confirm your identity when getting the vaccine.

Additionally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE,” has stated that it will not question or arrest undocumented immigrants at or near vaccine distribution sites.

If you have health or medical questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call MetroHealth’s COVID-19 hotline at 440-592-6843.

DISCLAIMER: The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is not a medical institution. Nothing in these FAQs should be considered medical or health advice. If you have questions about COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines, please contact a medical professional.

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