COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information

The Licking County Health Department is transitioning our vaccine appointment-setting from our phone hotline to an online scheduling system. When the website is established and vaccines are allocated, we will inform the public with more details. Our hotline will continue to be operational to answer questions between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday at (740) 670-0949.

LCHD's COVID vaccine appointments remain filled at this time. The number of vaccines allocated to LCHD each week varies, so appointments can only be scheduled as supply allows. When we are notified of additional vaccine allocation, we will notify the public and resume scheduling appointments.

We understand there is a high demand from our area to receive the COVID vaccine and we ask that residents please be patient as we work with a limited supply of vaccine and begin to implement an online scheduling system. Thank you!

As supply increases, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Ohioans who choose to be vaccinated. Please watch our social media accounts for vaccine supply updates.

    Accessing LCHD Services During the Pandemic

    LCHD has ammended some of our services to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect the health of our employees. We have installed glass partitions in our WIC, Front Office, and Clinic counter windows to protect employees and customers.

    Call (740) 349-6535 or contact for help.

    • Birth and Death Certificates: Certificates may be issued by phone and mailed to the requester. Walk-in service counter service is also available. If more than one person is waiting for a certificate, please maintain 6' spacing from others.
    • Environmental Health: (i.e. water samples, real estate transfer inspections, permits) can be conducted via phone or online. Walk-in service counter service is also available. Documents will be mailed as needed. Permits may be dropped off at the front office window.
    • Immunization and other Clinics: all clinics are by appointment only.
    • Naloxone Kits: requests and distribution are limited to online only
    • Mammogram and Stipend assistance: the Screening And Survivor Support for Breast Cancer program will continue by phone.

    We accept credit cards over the phone for all fees and permits.

    We recommend that you call our office at (740) 349-6535 to see if you can avoid coming into the office for services.

    I ask that you please be patient with our staff, and I assure you our team is working non-stop to adjust to the changing demands and circumstances caused by this pandemic. As conditions change, LCHD resources will be directed to the most urgent public health needs.
    Thank you, Chad Brown, Health Commissioner

    Licking County COVID-19 Information Page

    The Licking County Health Department

    Improving the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles.

    The Mission of the Licking County Health Department is to Prevent Disease, Protect the Environment, and Promote Healthy Lifestyles for those who work, live, or play in Licking County. Our Vision is that our work will lead to Healthy People, Living in Healthy Communities, in Licking County.

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    Maternal and Child Health

    Eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health of Licking County's women, infants, children, youth, and families.

    Health Promotion

    Health Promotion

    Reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury by promote healthy lifestyles, and reducing health disparities by through policy and system change, to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

    Administrative Services

    Maintains birth and death records and assures that the personnel, facilities, and finances of the agency are properly managed to provide excellent customer service and efficient use of resouces.

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    Our Community's Health

    Community health assessments, disease rates, flu dashboard, maps, and other health statistics and data.

    Program Highlights

    Project Dawn

    Reducing Overdose Deaths

    Project Dawn distributes the opioid overdaose reversal medication, naloxone, to local residents who know someone at risk of overdose or live or work in an area where they are likely to encounter an overdose victim. This project works with our Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) program to reduce unitentional overdoses due to prescription and illicit drug use.

    Reducing Infant Mortality

    Programs promoting healthy babies and moms include: At-risk pregnancy consultations, Newborn home visits, Pack and Play/Cribs for Kids, Safe Sleep training, Child Safety Seats, WIC, Early Head Start, and Immunization.


    Measles is a highly contagious disease

    Measles can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on measles vaccine, including before traveling abroad.
    You can protect your child against measles with a combination vaccine that provides protection against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The MMR vaccine is proven to be very safe and effective. CDC recommends that children get one dose at 12 through 15 months and a second dose at 4 through 6 years. Call your doctor or the LCHD clinic at (740) 349-6535 to make sure your child is fully protected.