4-24-23 -On Tuesday, April 18, the Ohio Department of Health notified the Mercer County Health District that the monovalent COVID-19 vaccines Moderna and Pfizer are no longer authorized for use in the United States after the US Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization. Monovalent Novavax and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines can still be administered.

On the afternoon of Friday, April 21, the Ohio Department of Health provided the following guidelines:

Persons who are ages 65 and over and who have previously been vaccinated with a bivalent vaccine may receive a second bivalent dose 4 months after their first bivalent vaccine.

Persons who started but did not finish their primary series may receive a bivalent vaccine 2 months after their last monovalent vaccine.

For those persons who want to start the COVID-19 vaccine for the first time, only one dose of the bivalent vaccine is needed.

The Mercer County Health District is only able to order Pfizer bivalent vaccine for persons six months and older at this time. Vaccination appointments will be available every Friday, starting April 28.

For more information please visit the CDC site

Please call 419-586-3251 option 2 to schedule an appointment or for more information.