Vaccine Information

In an effort to provide a shared, common understanding of the COVID-19 vaccination situation as we know it, the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS) has assembled background information to assist individuals served, their families and guardians, providers, staff and other stakeholders. This information will be updated as new information becomes available.

Ohio Department of Health and CDC Resources

Local Resources

Understanding the Vaccine

The Impact of COVID-19

Plain Language Explanation of Vaccine

For other health-related information, including information about hospital visitation rights for people with COVID-19, how to use pulse oximeters to measure oxygen intake, and more, visit the Healthcare and Childcare Resources page at left.

Want to Get the Vaccine? Here's How

To get the COVID-19 vaccine at an MCBDDS vaccination clinic, you must 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 communityrelations@mcbdds.org or call 937-776-0866.

Scheduling Appointments

  • To schedule an appointment once your eligibility is confirmed, email help@mcbdds.orgor call 937-457-2808 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 one-hour increments between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Note: If the time you request is filled, we will contact you; otherwise, you can arrive at the date and time you have chosen.)

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

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.

Dates and Locations of Clinics

MCBDDS is holding Vaccine Clinics at 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. Please remember: Vaccines are given by appointment only. We ask that you arrive on time but not early for your appointment.

Clinics are currently scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, January 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.