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COVID-19 Vaccination in Mercer County

UPDATED – 2/22/2021

FIND REGISTRATION FORM HERE!

 

The registration window will open at NOON on Tuesday, 2/23/21, for those 65 years of age and older AND those with qualifying medical conditions (a statement from a physician verifying the eligible condition will be required at the time of vaccination).  If you apply to this week’s eligibility, please call our hotline at 567.890.2619 for assistance with scheduling your vaccine or follow the Eventbrite link below to register online.

**There will be a special registration hour beginning at 11a.m. until noon for priority scheduling for those 75 years of age and older only.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mercer County Fairgrounds
  • Registration:
    • Individuals who are 65 years of age and older and individuals with severe, congenital, developmental, or early-onset disorders are eligible to register for an appointment beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  As we continue to prioritize the most vulnerable members of our community, a special registration hour will be offered from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23 for people who are 75 years of age and older to register by phone at 567-890-2619.
    • Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-drive-thru-clinic-february-24-and-26-2021-tickets-142090521575.
    • Anyone unable to register online can make an appointment by calling 567-890-2619. Phone registration will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday.

Friday, February 26, 2021, MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Mercer County Fairgrounds
  • Registration:
    • Individuals who are 65 years of age and older and individuals with severe, congenital, developmental, or early-onset disorders are eligible to register for an appointment beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  As we continue to prioritize the most vulnerable members of our community, a special registration hour will be offered from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23 for people who are 75 years of age and older to register by phone at 567-890-2619.
    • Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-drive-thru-clinic-february-24-and-26-2021-tickets-142090521575.
    • Anyone unable to register online can make an appointment by calling 567-890-2619. Phone registration will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday.

Anyone born with or who has an early childhood condition that is carried into adulthood that puts them at a higher risk is eligible to receive the vaccine in this phase.  The following are the qualifying medical conditions: cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome, and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta-thalassemia; and solid organ transplants.  Note: vaccine recipients must be 16 years old or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and 18 years old or older to receive the Moderna vaccine.

If you are an individual who meets the criteria for severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset disorders, you must provide documentation from your doctor. The documentation will be verified at check-in at the drive-thru clinic. If you do not have documentation and are not 65 years of age and older, you will be turned away.

Each person who schedules an appointment is also encouraged to complete the vaccine registration form before visiting the clinic. It can be found here: https://mchdohio.org/CovidForm.  Paper forms can also be picked up any time in the hallway outside the entrance of the MCHD office in the Mercer County Central Services Building. Please note that the registration form is required for both first and second doses.

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.\

The MCHD wants to remind our community that weekly vaccination clinics may be canceled due to inclement weather or an insufficient supply of the vaccine. If this happens, announcements will be made through our social media, press releases, radio and television stations, and Nixle.

Note: All of the information provided above pertains to COVID-19 vaccination clinics provided by the Mercer County Health District (health department).  COVID-19 vaccine is also offered by Mercer Health (Coldwater hospital).  For information on how to get vaccinated through Mercer Health, visit https://mercer-health.com/news/mercer-health-covid-19-vaccination-clinic-information-1.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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 first and second dose vaccinations. You can find the form here: https://mchdohio.org/CovidForm

• 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.

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Listen as Pastor Jeff Gramza shares his personal experiences and encourages our community to protect each other during this difficult time.


Novel Coronavirus (also called COVID-19)

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 CDC Coronavirus Information

 Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Information

Travel restrictions 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

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


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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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