Public Health to provide Pfizer vaccine; appointments available this week

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County will offer the Pfizer vaccine at clinics this week instead of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine.

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Those who already made an appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with Public Health will receive further information by email or phone regarding vaccination options, the health department said in a release on Tuesday afternoon.

Public Health has open appointments available for the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

To register, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK ODH (1-833-427-5634); or visit Public Health’s website at or call 937-225-6217. Those 16 and 17 must have permission from a parent or guardian who must be present during the vaccination.

Registration is open for the following clinics:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dayton Convention Center
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Minority Outreach Clinic at Bethesda Temple. Registration by phone only.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Convention Center
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The Dayton Convention Center is at 22 E. Fifth St in downtown Dayton. Free parking is available at the Dayton Transportation Center.

Anyone with an appointment should not arrive early, Public Health officials said.

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