(3-4-21) This week Governor DeWine announced the minimum age requirement for COVID-19 vaccination would drop to 60, and that new groups of people would become eligible for vaccination beginning today. People who are newly eligible include:

• Anyone who is pregnant, or is living with type 1 diabetes, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or who has received a bone marrow transplant.
• Those who work in childcare services, funeral services, firefighting, law enforcement, or corrections.
For more information on eligibility, visit www.mchdohio.org or call 419-586-3251.
Wednesday, March 10, MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
• Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
• Location: Mercer County Fairgrounds


o Individuals who are 60 years of age and older or who are otherwise eligible under Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination program can be vaccinated during this clinic
o Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-mchd-covid-19-drive-thru-clinic-march-10-2021-tickets-144495246171. Online registration will open at 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 6.
o Anyone unable to register online can make an appointment by calling 567-890-2619. Phone registration will be available from noon to 3:00 PM on Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9.

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 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.

As of March 4, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,890 confirmed cases, 729 probable cases, 3,754 recovered cases, 17 pending cases, 2 hospitalizations, 81 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 27 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 27 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.