Feb 18, 2021

MCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for Phase 1B Population: 65 Years of Age and Older & Individuals with Severe Congenital, Developmental, or Early-Onset Disorders


MCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for Phase 1B Population: 65 Years of Age and Older & Individuals with Severe Congenital, Developmental, or Early-Onset Disorders

 

CELINA- The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) is announcing COVID-19 distribution plans for people who are 65 years of age and older and individuals with severe, congenital, developmental, or early-onset disorders. Our next drive-thru clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, and Friday, February 26.

 

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 the 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 cardNo 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.

 


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