Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Allen, Auglaize and Putnam counties


By Mackenzi Klemann - mklemann@limanews.com



A vial of 10 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be seen on a table during vaccinations at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.

A vial of 10 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be seen on a table during vaccinations at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.


Photo courtesy of Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center

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LIMA — Ohioans who are 80 years or older can start scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments, set to begin next week.

The first round of vaccinations in Phase 1B are restricted to Ohioans who are at least 80-years-old, a break with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said is intended to prioritize the highest risk individuals when vaccines are limited.

Ohio is only expecting to receive 100,000 new doses of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer when Phase 1B begins next week.

The list of providers will grow as more vaccines are available.

An online tool will be introduced next week, said Gov. Mike DeWine. It will allow people to look up locations where the vaccine is available by county and ZIP code. Visit coronavirus.oh.gov next week for information. People will not be able to register online; the tool makes details available for people to make decisions on where to call to make an appointment.

Here’s who to contact in the area to make an appointment:

Allen County

• Allen County Public Health started taking appointments at noon Thursday for its first round of 1B vaccine clinics, which will be held by appointment only due to limited vaccine availability. Call 419-228-4636 to schedule an appointment. Do not call the health department’s main line for an appointment.

• Lima Memorial Health System will begin scheduling appointments at 9 a.m. Friday for its vaccine clinics. Call 419-998-4491.

• Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center is also scheduling vaccine appointments. Call 419-996-5000 or contact your Mercy Health primary care provider to reserve an appointment.

Auglaize County

• Grand Lake Health System has started a waiting list online at j.mp/3skKEbT or by calling 419-300-1132. Patients who meet 1B criteria will receive a call to schedule their appointment.

• The St. Marys Kroger is accepting appointments at www.kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine or by calling the pharmacy’s COVID hotline at 866-211-5320, which goes live on Saturday.

• Auglaize County Health Department will be holding vaccine clinics but is already booked through Jan. 29. Residents who qualify for 1B should call another provider to schedule an appointment before that time.

• Mercy Health-St. Rita’s is also participating in initial 1B vaccinations in Auglaize County. Call 419-996-5000 or your provider to schedule an appointment.

Putnam County

• Call the Putnam County Health Department at 419-538-7001 to be added to the county’s 1B waiting list. The hotline is staffed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays but will be down on Monday, Jan. 18. Medical reserve corps members and Putnam County EMA staff are calling residents on the waiting list to schedule appointments.

• Mercy Health-St. Rita’s will also hold a vaccine clinic at the Putnam County Medical Center next week. Call 419-996-5000 or your Mercy Health provider to schedule an appointment.

A vial of 10 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be seen on a table during vaccinations at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/01/web1_Vaccine-Moderna-1.jpgA vial of 10 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be seen on a table during vaccinations at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. Photo courtesy of Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center

By Mackenzi Klemann

mklemann@limanews.com

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