MANSFIELD -- OhioHealth announced Saturday that it will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to patients who are 80 years of age and older on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in accordance with guidance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
The first vaccinations will be given starting Jan. 19 at seven OhioHealth locations across Ohio, including OhioHealth Physician Group Primary Care practice locations on the second floor of OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, 199 West Main Street, Shelby, and the first floor of the OhioHealth Balgreen Medical Office Building, 770 Balgreen Drive, Mansfield, as well as a vaccination location at the OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus, 1050 Delaware Avenue, Marion. OhioHealth plans to open additional vaccine locations in the coming weeks.
Walk-in appointments will not be accepted. Only those individuals who have scheduled a vaccination through MyChart or the OhioHealth COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline will be vaccinated.
How to schedule
For patients who have a medical record in the last three years at OhioHealth, vaccinations can be self-scheduled through OhioHealth MyChart, which is available on the OhioHealth website or via smartphone app. Patients will be notified through OhioHealth MyChart when they are able to schedule. Patients are encouraged to check their OhioHealth MyChart account now to ensure their contact information is up to date. OhioHealth MyChart is the easiest and fastest way to schedule an appointment.
For all others or those that are unable to schedule online:
Those in the eligible age groups can call OhioHealth’s COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline to book their vaccination appointments. The hotline can be reached at 614-533-6999, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vaccinations will be given following the schedule below, current as of Jan. 15:
Week of Jan. 19 – Patients 80 years of age and older.
Week of Jan. 25 – Patients 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
Week of Feb. 1 – Patients 70 years of age and older.
Week of Feb. 8 – Patients 65 years of age and older.
Appointments slots are filling fast. If a preferred location is fully booked, then patients will have the option to select another OhioHealth vaccine administration location, based upon availability. If no appointments are available when scheduling opens, patients are encouraged to regularly check OhioHealth MyChart. Appointments will be added as additional vaccine arrives.
For more information about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine at OhioHealth, visit www.ohiohealth.com/covidvaccine.
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