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The 2022 Mercer County Resource Book is now available
The Mercer County Resource Book is the result of the efforts of Our Home Family Resource Center to compile a comprehensive list of local resources for Mercer County residents to find the services and assistance they need. You can find the latest version of the Mercer County Resource Book HERE.
Online Orders for Birth/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.
Updated COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Guidelines
CLICK HERE to view the current COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines.
Please call 419-586-3251, Option 2, to schedule an appointment or ask questions.
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine: 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.
COVID-19 Boosters: Booster doses are available for ages 12 years and older who received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least five months ago. Individuals 18 years and older who received their second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least five months ago are eligible for a booster dose. 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.
A second booster dose is now available for individuals who are at the highest risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19. The following individuals are eligible to receive a second COVID-19 booster dose:
- People 50 years of age and older who received an initial mRNA booster dose (Pfizer or Moderna) at least four months ago may receive a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
- Individuals 12 years of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and received an initial mRNA booster dose (Pfizer or Moderna) at least four months ago may receive a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, ages 12+; Moderna, ages 18+).
- Adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago may receive a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).
Third Doses (for immunocompromised): 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.
The MCHD offers the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment 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 to anyone 12 years of age and older (minors must have parental consent). The Pediatric Pfizer vaccine is currently offered to ages 5-11 years. 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.
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|
|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.
Vaccine Appointment Reminders
Novel Coronavirus (also called COVID-19)
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.
We offer a wide variety of childhood and adult immunizations. Important immunization information is found below.
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.
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.
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.
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.