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Lorain County Public Health working with University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and Mercy Hospital to streamline COVID-19 vaccination process

“It makes sense to work together with hospitals on this massive endeavor to get Lorain County vaccinated against COVID-19," said a Lorain Co. official.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on January 26, 2021.

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) announced today that it has teamed up with Mercy Health (Lorain) and University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in an ambitious push to vaccinate Northeast Ohioans against the coronavirus.

Through this partnership, the two hospitals have agreed that when they receive COVID-19 vaccine doses for the general public, they plan to give the vaccines to LCPH, which will be used at vaccine clinics in the area. 

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“It makes sense to work together with hospitals on this massive endeavor to get Lorain County vaccinated against COVID-19,” says Dave Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LCPH. “We share the same goal. To create a healthy place for all to live, work, and play here in Lorain County.”

LCPH says it plans to follow Ohio's guidance by vaccinating the most at-risk members of the population. The clinics have yet to schedule dates and times for appointments, but Lorain County residents can stay in the loop and sign up for the vaccine once it's available here

“We’re committed to working closely with Lorain County Public Health and Mercy Health - Lorain to vaccinate Lorain County residents as quickly and efficiently as possible,” says Kristi Sink, MHA, president, UH Elyria Medical Center. “Pooling our resources for the greater good will help mitigate the devastating effects of this virus in our community.”

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The video in the player below is from a story published on January 23, 2021: