How to Get a Vaccine

If you are interested in obtaining a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and qualify under Phases 1A, 1B or 1C, you can schedule an appointment through Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County's online registration system at www.phdmc.org. Available appointments are posted on Fridays beginning at 8:30 a.m.

At this time, MCBDDS is only holding second dose vaccination clinics for people who already received first doses through our agency.

To get the COVID-19 vaccine at an MCBDDS second dose clinic, you must currently:

  • Be a person with a developmental disability AND be either:
    • Living in a congregate setting with two or more people with developmental disabilities
    • Eligible via the Ohio Department of Health's Phase 1B guidelines or Phase 1C guidelines
  • Be a caregiver to two or more people with developmental disabilities at the same address.
  • Have an appointment

Eligibility

  • Right now, the vaccine supply is limited, and the State of Ohio is focusing on vaccinating people at highest risk of contracting COVID-19, along with essential healthcare workers and others providing care. As winter progresses into spring and the supply of the vaccine increases, all Ohioans will be eligible.
  • It is important to check with your doctor before seeking vaccination to ensure that the vaccination is right for you.
  • Please note: Our pharmacy partner will not administer the vaccine to anyone that has had COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
  • To determine if you are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, please contact help@mcbdds.org or call 937-457-2808.

Scheduling Appointments

To schedule an appointment once your eligibility is confirmed, either email help@mcbdds.org OR call 937-457-2808 (but not both) and share the following information:

  • Your name (or the name of your family member), spelling it, if necessary
  • Your telephone number
  • Whether you qualify in Phase 1A or 1B
  • Which date and time you prefer to come for your shot. Appointments are made in half-hour increments. (Note: We will contact you to confirm your time.)

Please do not call AND email to schedule; choose one or the other.

Also: Please note that clinic dates and times are subject to last-minute changes based on the availability of the vaccine. We ask that you check the MCBDDS "How to Get a Vaccine" webpage right before coming to your appointment to be sure your clinic is still scheduled.

Necessary Paperwork

If you are going to get the vaccine, you will need to take photocopies of the following paperwork to the vaccination site:

  • Your eligibility letter (Phase 1A only)
  • Your identification (State ID or Driver's License)
  • Your insurance card, front and back (Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance; Note: Medicare-eligible individuals need to provide a copy of their Medicare Part B red, white & blue card)
  • Copy of prescription insurance card (if you have one)
  • Copy of guardianship papers and Power of Attorney, if applicable (for individuals served)
  • A signed vaccination consent form, which you can download here: https://www.mcbdds.org/DocumentCenter/View/6200/COVID-19-Vaccine-Consent--Assessment-Form-2020---Ziks
    • You must complete a consent form for both the first and second vaccination.

Although it is winter, clinic staff ask that those wishing to receive the vaccine avoid wearing layers of clothing. A short-sleeved shirt under a coat is ideal, as it will provide access to the person's arm for vaccination and monitoring.

How vaccines are administered 
Our agency is partnering with Ziks Pharmacy, and vaccines are administered by trained pharmacists. The vaccination process takes approximately 10 minutes per person, plus a waiting period afterward of 15 to 30 minutes. During the waiting period, people who received the vaccination are kept a minimum of six feet apart and are monitored for allergic reactions.

It is important to note that two doses of the vaccine are required to provide protection, so those who receive the first dose will need to return for a second.

Dates and Locations of Clinics

MCBDDS Vaccine Clinics are being held at two locations. 

  • Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend John F. Cunningham Family Life Center, 1501 West Third Street, Dayton, 45402, which is a fully accessible site with free parking; here is an aerial view and a street view
  • St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 519 Liscum Drive, Dayton, 45417 (Saturday, February 13 and Saturday, March 13 only)

Please remember: Vaccines are given by appointment only. We ask that you arrive on time, but not early, for your appointment.

First Dose clinics

We do not have any first dose clinics scheduled at this time. Additional first dose clinics may be scheduled in the future for people who receive services from MCBDDS, or who are direct support professionals providing services to someone in a congregate setting. If you would like to be added to a list for a future first dose clinic, please email help@mcbdds.org and provide your name and phone number and explain why you are reaching out. Provider staff will also need to include the name of their agency.

Second Dose clinics: Dates and Guidance
Notes regarding second doses:

  • MCBDDS second dose clinics are only open to people who received their first dose at a MCBDDS clinic.
  • You must get the same variety of vaccine for your second dose as you did for the first (e.g., if you initially received the Moderna vaccine, your second dose should be the Moderna vaccine; if you initially received the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose should be Pfizer).
  • You must bring your vaccine card and another signed consent form: https://www.mcbdds.org/DocumentCenter/View/6200/COVID-19-Vaccine-Consent--Assessment-Form-2020---Ziks

Second Dose Clinics: Date, Location, Vaccine, Time

YOU MUST COME TO THE SECOND DOSE CLINIC THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THE DATE OF YOUR FIRST DOSE CLINIC, OR YOUR DOSE WILL BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE, AND NO OTHER DOSE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU.

Please use the chart below to determine which clinic you need to visit for your second dose. Find the date of your first dose clinic in the table at left, and follow the same row across to the Second Dose table at right. You should report to the clinic that corresponds with the date of your first dose or a later clinic. You must make an appointment to get your second dose of the vaccine. Call 937-457-2808 or email help@mcbdds.org to make your appointment, and leave your name, phone number and the date and time you would like to be scheduled.

If you received a Moderna vaccine, it is recommended that you report 28 days after your first dose for your second, and no earlier.

If you received a Pfizer vaccine, it is recommended that you report 21 days after your first dose for your second, and no earlier.

1st Dose Clinic2nd Dose Clinic
LocationDateVaccineLocationApproximate DateVaccineTime
NV Annex1/8/21ModernaMt. Enon2/5/2021Moderna1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Mt Enon1/14/21ModernaMt. Enon2/11/21Moderna9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mt Enon1/15/21ModernaSt. Benedict2/13/21Moderna9 a.m. to noon
Mt Enon1/20/21ModernaMt. Enon2/17/21Moderna9 a.m. to noon
Mt Enon1/22/21PfizerSt. Benedict2/13/21Pfizernoon to 5 p.m.
Mt Enon1/26/21PfizerMt. Enon2/17/21Pfizernoon to 5 p.m.
Mt. Enon1/29/21PfizerMt. Enon2/19/21Pfizer9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mt Enon1/29/21ModernaMt. Enon2/26/21Moderna11 to 11:30 a.m.
Mt. Enon2/5/21PfizerMt. Enon2/26/21Pfizer9 a.m. to noon
Mt. Enon2/9/21Pfizer St. Benedict3/13/21Pfizer9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Mt. Enon2/9/21ModernaMt. Enon3/10/21Moderna9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
St. Benedict2/13/21PfizerSt. Benedict3/13/21Pfizer9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

What if I don't qualify through MCBDDS?

If you are not a person with a developmental disability and you want to be vaccinated, we encourage you to consult the following Dayton Daily News articles:

What to know, where to go for COVID-19 vaccine signups: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/what-to-know-about-covid-19-vaccine-sign-ups-in-dayton-region/YOTRTKRSLRGNVC7ZYMM66KER6E/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1959327

If you are looking for a place to be tested for COVID-19, please refer to the following Dayton Daily News piece:

Want to get tested for coronavirus locally? Here is what you need to know: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/here-where-you-can-get-tested-for-the-coronavirus-the-area/LHc4QLvtY0lI4jONUbuIzI/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1959327

You can also call Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County's Call Center at 937-225-6217 for guidance on vaccination or testing.