Four local agencies offer state-required shots at low or no cost.

There’s still time to get children the immunizations they need before class starts. The Ohio Department of Health requires that students receive certain immunizations before enrolling and attending school. Central Ohio health departments offer regular clinics where children can receive the shots they need at low cost or for free.

Franklin County Public Health schedules regular clinics year-round at multiple locations. Appointments are required. Go to to schedule online or call 614-525-3719. Parents/guardians must bring a photo ID, insurance card and the child’s immunization record. Most insurance plans are accepted, and discounted services are available for those with no insurance.

Other options include:

Columbus Public Health, 614-645-7945  Delaware General Health District, 740-203-2040  Fairfield County Health Department, 740-652-2802  Get top reads, event recommendations, guides, parenting trends and more ideas for family fun. Subscribe to Columbus Parent’s weekly e-newsletter, The Bulletin.