Mercer County Health District COVID-19 Situation Update – February 8, 2021

CELINA- The MCHD continues to see a decrease in the rate of new confirmed cases. This news is very encouraging and we thank our county residents for their efforts in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The MCHD will be holding two COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinics this week at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.  Everyone who received the first dose of Pfizer Vaccine on Wednesday, January 20, was given a designated appointment on Wednesday, February 10.  To reduce wait times, some of these appointments have been rescheduled for Friday, February 12.  If you were vaccinated on January 20, check the vaccine card you received that day to determine your scheduled time. The MCHD is contacting those who will need to be rescheduled for an afternoon appointment on Friday, February 12, 2021.  If you have not received a call from MCHD, come to the clinic at your scheduled time. 

MCHD’s next drive-thru clinic for the first dose vaccine is scheduled for the morning of Friday, February 12, 2021. Because this week’s allotment of vaccine is small and demand among the age groups already served is still very high, MCHD will continue to provide vaccine for those who are 70 years of age or above.  The vaccine will be offered to people who are 65 years of age or above during the week of February 15.

Friday, February 12, 2021 MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Time: 9:30 AM 12:00 PM
  • Location: Mercer County Fairgrounds
  • Registration:
    • Individuals who are 70 years of age and older are eligible to register for an appointment beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. 
    • Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-drive-thru-clinic-february-12-2021-tickets-140121161165. Each week, the registration link will also be posted on the MCHD website at www.mchdohio.org.  Online registration will remain open until all appointments are filled.
    • Anyone unable to register online can make an appointment by calling 567-890-2619. Phone registration will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday.

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.  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 is currently working on plans for the vaccine clinic scheduled for the week of February 15, 2021. The clinic will open up to those who are 65 years of age and older and individuals with certain health conditions. At this time, we are waiting on guidance from The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for the qualifying health conditions that are to be eligible to receive the vaccine.  Further information regarding next week’s clinic will be announced later this week.

The MCHD wants to remind our community that weekly vaccination clinics may be canceled due to inclement weather or insufficient supply of vaccine. If this were to happen, announcements would be made through our social media, press releases, radio & 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.

As of February 8, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,812 confirmed cases, 706 probable cases, 3,621 recovered cases, 11 pending cases, 3 hospitalizations, 79 COVID-19 deaths, and 18 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 22 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 82 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

MonthNumber of Confirmed Cases
March (First case on 3/24)5 cases
April19 cases
May190 cases
June56 cases
July239 cases
August295 cases
September 283 cases
October544 cases
November1,115 cases
December634 cases
January 2021386 cases           
February 2021 – present46 cases