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Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine (5-11 years)

FIND COVID REGISTRATION FORM HERE!

Please call 419-586-3251, Option 2, to schedule an appointment or ask questions.

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine for vaccination against COVID-19 for children ages 5 to 11 years. The Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). The fact sheet for the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.


MCHD is now accepting online orders

for birth and death certificates

If you would like to request a birth or death certificate click here. Your documents can be mailed to you, or you can pick them up at our office.


MCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

FIND COVID REGISTRATION FORM HERE!

COVID-19 booster shots are available for all adults ages 18 years and older who received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, a booster shot is recommended for those who are 18 and older and were vaccinated at least 2 months ago.

The MCHD offers the COVID-19 vaccine every Tuesday and Friday at the Mercer County Health District office. The Moderna vaccine is currently offered to anyone 18 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine is currently offered on Fridays to anyone 5 years of age and older (minors must have parental consent). Please call 419-586-3251, Option 2 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

Each person who schedules an appointment is also encouraged to complete the vaccine registration form before visiting the clinic. Please note that the registration form is required for all doses.

Beginning Friday, August 27, 2021, the MCHD will be offering the third dose of mRNA to immunocompromised individuals at least 28 days after they received the second shot in the two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. MCHD encourages interested individuals to consult with their physician to determine whether they are eligible for this third dose. When obtaining a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at MCHD, the client will be required to complete a form documenting that they are eligible for the shot. No one will be required to disclose the specific health condition that makes them vulnerable.

All contracted private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare will be billed for the administration fee.  If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, please bring your Red, White and Blue Medicare card. No out-of-pocket payment will be collected. There will be a 15-minute waiting period after the vaccine is given.


Multiple providers are now offering COVID-19 vaccine in Mercer County. The list below provides the vaccine type and contact information to schedule appointments with each provider. Please note that the amount and type of vaccine offered by each provider will vary depending on supply and demand.

Provider Vaccine Type How to schedule an appointment
Kaup Pharmacy Johnson & Johnson 419-375-2323, Option 3
MCHD Pfizer & Moderna 419-586-3251, Option 2
Mercer Health Hospital Moderna 419-678-5395 or Mercer Health MyChart
Walmart Pfizer & Moderna  419-586-6177

If you need assistance finding an opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or have questions about the vaccine, please feel free to call the Mercer County Health District at 419-586-3251, Option 2.


Appointment Reminders

• You must have a scheduled appointment.
• Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment time.
• Have your driver’s license and insurance card.
• If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, please bring your Red, White, & Blue Medicare card.
• Wear clothing that allows us easy access to your arm.
• Have your screening form filled out ahead of time.  This is required for all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
• The pre-vaccination checklist is an educational resource to help you understand the reasons for screening questions.
• If you are concerned about any of your answers to these questions, please talk to your doctor before getting vaccinated.

Why I got the COVID-19 Vaccine Videos

 


 


Novel Coronavirus (also called COVID-19)

Click Here for the Latest Mercer County Specific Information!

COVID-19 Page.

 

 CDC Coronavirus Information

 Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Information


Bi-Annual Public Health Update

Click to here to read our Bi-Annual Public Health Update and learn about how you can get involved in the Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps and help your neighbors in a time of need.  You can also look at statistics on the incidence of various disease in the county and services provided by the health department.


Facility Inspections Available Online

View food establishment, campground and swimming pool inspection reports here.


HIV Screening Available

Do you think you may be at risk of contracting HIV due to a recent exposure?  Call 419-228-4457 extension 131 to be screened over the phone.  If you are considered high-risk for HIV exposure, a free test can be scheduled.  Find more information here.


Immunizations

We offer a wide variety of childhood and adult immunizations.  Important immunization information is found below.

Immunizations for Babies

Immunizations for Teens

Immunizations for Adults

https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2068.pdf – Clear Answers and Smart Advice about your Baby’s Shots by Ari Brown MD, FAAP

The following websites offer nationally recognized information on immunizations.

CDC Vaccines and Immunizations Page

Vaccine Information You Need

Call 419-586-3251 Ext 6-1462 to schedule. Print your immunization forms here to complete prior to appointment.  For more information, visit our immunizations page.


Pertussis

Pertussis, also know as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease.  Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe.  Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old.  The best way to protect against pertussis is by getting vaccinated.

CDC Pertussis Page


Head Lice

Adult head lice are roughly 2-3 millimeters long.  Head lice infest the head and neck and attach their eggs to the base of the hair shaft.  Lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly.  Head lice infestation is spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact.

CDC Head Lice Page


Scabies

For information on the treatment and prevention of scabies, visit Centers for Disease Control website at:

CDC Scabies FAQ


Check out our Upcoming Events page for Community Outreach!


Have you ever wondered what services are offered at Mercer County Health District?

Here’s our most recent BROCHURE.


The Mercer County 2019 Resource Handbook is compiled through collaborative efforts and reviewed yearly by the following agencies: Celina City Schools, Cheryl Ann Programs, Mercer County Educational Service Center, Mercer County Family & Children First Council, Mercer County Head Start, Mercer County Health District, Mercer County Help Me Grow, Mercer County Job and Family Services, Mercer County WIOA, Mercer County WIC Program, Mercer Health, Mercer Health Maternal Care Center, OUR Home Family Resource Center and West Ohio Community Action Partnership. 


Food Recall Updates: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odanews/ODARecalls.aspx

Mercer County Health District Organizational Mandates and Authorities: Link to the OAC (Ohio Administrative Code) http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/ & ORC (Ohio Revised Code) http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/37.

Visit these related sites for more information: www.cdc.gov & www.odh.ohio.gov.

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