The MCHD began distributing the first round of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 30th. Due to the limited supply of vaccine, the first phase (Phase 1A) of administration is focused on critical groups who are at an especially high risk of exposure or severe illness. The vaccine is not available to the general public at this time. The MCHD is actively vaccinating those in Phase 1A this week.
Last week, Governor DeWine announced Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccine distribution plan. This phase includes those 65 years old and older, those living with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders, and adults working in schools. This includes teachers, bus drivers, custodians, and other adults who work in school buildings. The second phase of vaccinations is anticipated to start around mid-January. When a date has been determined for the beginning of Phase 1B statewide, MCHD will share this information via social media and traditional media. We will also share dates of Phase 1B vaccination clinics as they are scheduled. At this time, we ask that you do not call the MCHD to request the COVID-19 vaccination unless you qualify for Phase 1A and have not been contacted yet. Your continued patience is appreciated as we work through the vaccination process. We are very interested in vaccinating as many people as we can within the framework established by the Ohio Department of Health.
As of January 4, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,408 confirmed cases, 612 probable cases, 3,126 recovered cases, 18 pending cases, 13 hospitalizations, 65 deaths, and 18 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 13 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 197 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
|Month||Number of Confirmed Cases|
|March (First case on 3/24)||5 cases|
|December – present||663 cases|