CELINA (2-11-21) – The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) is announcing our 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 clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The Moderna vaccine will be administered.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Time: 9:30 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 disorder are eligible to register for an appointment beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 16, 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 16 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-17-2021-tickets-141344175233.
    • 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.

The following are qualifying conditions for the individuals with a severe congenital, developmental or early onset disorder: 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.

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, 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 insufficient supply of vaccine. If this were to happen, announcements would 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.