TOLEDO, Ohio — Phase 1B of Ohio's coronavirus vaccination starts on Tuesday, Jan. 19. In the first priority list of the phase are people 80 and older.
Providers differ per county and each county health department is to provide information on how to register for the vaccines. Here is a running list of information by county. As we learn more from counties we'll post it here.
Starting Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m., a list searchable by county and ZIP Code will be available at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov
WHO IS VACCINATED, WHEN IN PHASE 1B?
- On Tuesday, Jan. 19, people 80 years of age and older become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
- On week of Jan. 25, people 75 and older will become eligible, along with people who have severe congenital or developmental disorders.
- On the week of Feb. 1, people age 70 or older are eligible, as are employees of K-12 schools that commit to in-person or hybrid education by March 1.
- On the week of Feb. 8, people 65 and older become eligible.
Visit https://lucascountyhealth.com/covidvaccine/ for a list of providers that are scheduling vaccines. This website will also have an interactive map so you can find the vaccine provider nearest to you.
You will either call the provider or click a link to schedule your appointment.
- Individuals should schedule only their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
- Please bring a form of identification (such as driver’s license, Medicare card, birth certificate, or other proof of age) and your insurance card. Some providers may bill medical insurance for individuals that have medical insurance, however individuals do not need to have insurance to receive the vaccine. There is no cost to the individual regardless of insurance coverage.
- Appointments may be canceled or rescheduled up to 48 hours in advance of the appointment time.
- Only individuals that live or work in Lucas County and are 80 years of age or older are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Appointments for individuals that do not meet current eligibility criteria will be canceled.
If you need additional assistance in scheduling an appointment, please contact 2-1-1 or Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.
Visit Vaccine.WoodCountyHealth.org for a “one-stop shop” on information about all the providers distributing vaccines in the community. It can also be accessed by going to www.WoodCountyHealth.org and clicking on "COVID-19 Vaccines."
This website will include each vaccine provider and a point of contact for scheduling vaccines appointments to be vaccinated. The list will be updated as providers receive additional doses each week, and also when the Health Department is notified that providers no longer have appointments available.
For vaccines administered by the Wood County Health Department, a mobile application and website called ArmorVax will be used for registration. Details about this can be found at Vaccine.WoodCountyHealth.org. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone to schedule an appointment, you can call 419-352-8402 and choose option 1.
The health department has partnered with 50 North in Findlay to create a hotline where residents can call and register for their spot in line.
The number to call is 419-423-8496, and the line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
An online portal is available to pre-register to receive the vaccine in Henry County. It can be accessed at this link henrycohd.org/covid/ and by clicking on "COVID-19 VACCINE PRE-REGISTRATION PORTAL."
Those in phase 1A and 1B can currently pre-register. The Henry County Health Department emphasizes that this is only a pre-registration and not a guarantee of an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Henry County Health Department will contact individuals by phone to schedule appointments when they are ready, so make sure your contact information is correct.
Henry County school staff are asked to register with their school's superintendent.
Beginning Jan. 15 at 9 a.m., those who are 80 years of age and older can start registering for an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The phone line will be activated to register for an appointment at that time.
The number to call is 866-395-1588. Do not call the Williams County Health Department phone number. The call center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Only those who are 80 years or older will be registered for an appointment and no walk-ins will be accepted.
COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at no charge, but insurance may be billed.
For more information, visit the Williams County Health Department website at williamscountyhealth.org/health-education/covid-19-coronavirus/
The Defiance County General Health District is partnering with Kroger, Mercy-Health Defiance and ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital to administer vaccines.
Community members in Phase 1B can choose from the following locations to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Kroger (Defiance): Check kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update/pharmacy for availability updates. Vaccines will be available in limited quantities for scheduled appointments beginning Jan. 18.
- Mercy Health - Defiance: Call 1-866-624-0366
- ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital: Call 567-585-0670
For more information on Defiance County's vaccination plans, visit defiancecohealth.org/coronavirus/
Ottawa County will distribute vaccines through the Ottawa County Health Department, Magruder Hospital and Kroger Pharmacy.
To register, visit forms.gle/bCX1xcZ261BmCTDs7 and fill out your information. The health department and Magruder Hospital will contact those who pre-register through that link.
If you need help registering, call 211 to reach the United Way hotline or Senior Resources at 419-898-6469 or toll-free at 877-898-6459 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You're asked not to call the health department or Magruder Hospital directly. If you do not receive a call for the first week, you will be prioritized in the next available age group. No walk-ins will be accepted.
For Kroger appointments, check kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update/pharmacy for availability updates. Vaccines will be available in limited quantities for scheduled appointments beginning Jan. 18.
For full information, check the Ottawa County Health Department's website at this link: ottawahealth.org/index.asp?id=344
Sandusky County Public Health has opened pre-registration for Phase 1B on their website at this link: scpublichealth.com
If you work in a Sandusky County school district, you should not pre-register on the website and instead wait to hear from your superintendent about how to register.
Pre-registration is for Sandusky County residents only and does not guarantee an appointment to receive a vaccination.
For help registering, you can contact United Way at 419-334-2720 or the GLCAP Senior Center at 419-334-8181.
The Seneca County General Health District will provide updates online and through email for COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those who qualify in Phase 1B that live or work in Seneca County.
To be notified by email when a clinic for your phase is being held, follow this link and fill out the form: senecahealthdept.org/vaccine
They are not certain of exact dates and timeframes because it is dependent on how much vaccine is received from the state.
The Erie County Health Department has partnered with Firelands Regional Health System to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Erie County residents. Registration is being accepted for Phase 1B only.
Registration for an appointment can be done online at booknow.appointment-plus.com/ct9ql7z8/
Once information and eligibility is verified, a staff member will reach out to you at your provided phone number to schedule an appointment.
Multiple providers in Huron County are currently scheduling for Phase 1B with availability starting Jan. 19. Huron County Public Health's vaccination plans will be updated as changes occur at huroncohealth.com/covid19vaccine.
The following providers are currently scheduling for Phase 1B:
- Discount Drug Mart - 201 Cline St., Norwalk: Call 419-668-3024 and ask for pharmacy to schedule an appointment.
- Discount Drug Mart - 307 Walton St. W., Willard: Call 419-935-6211 and ask for pharmacy to schedule an appointment.
- Fisher-Titus - 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk: Complete the COVID-19 vaccine interest form at fishertitus.org/coronavirus
- Huron County Public Health - 28 Executive Dr., Norwalk: Join waitlist at huroncohealth.com/covid19vaccine
- Mercy Health - Willard Hospital 1100 Neal Zick Rd., Willard: Call 419-455-8501 during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
- The Bellevue Hospital - 1400 West Main St., Bellevue: Join waitlist at huroncohealth.com/covid19vaccine
If you need help scheduling an appointment, are home-bound or need assistance getting to an appointment, contact the Enrichment Centers for Huron County at 419-668-6245.
Wyandot County Public Health is accepting pre-registration for residents who would like the COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents can fill out the form at wyandotgetvaccinated.com and will be contacted when the vaccine is available.
The Fulton County Health Department is currently registering those 80 years and older for vaccine distribution.
Call the Senior Center at 419-337-9299 or the health department at 419-337-0915 and let them know you would like to receive the vaccine.
Those registered will receive information on where and when they can receive the vaccine.
More information is available at the Fulton County Health Department's vaccine info page here: fultoncountyhealthdept.com/home/covid-19-vaccine-info
The Putnam County Health Department will hold vaccine clinics for Phase 1B. The clinics will not be held at the health department office and walk-ins will not be accepted.
If you are 80 or older, you can get on the Vaccine Waiting List by calling 419-538-7001 Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The first clinic will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20. If you are on the waiting list, you will be called for an appointment with more information when it is your turn to receive the vaccine.
More clinics will be announced once the health department knows how many vaccines they will receive.
You can also call Mercy Health at Putnam County Medical Center at 419-996-5000 or by calling your Mercy Health provider to schedule an appointment for a vaccine.
For more information visit putnamhealth.com/covid-19-resource-page/ and click "COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION."
Blanchard Valley Health System will begin vaccinating members of the Bluffton community 80 years of age and older on Jan. 23 at Bluffton Hospital.
Starting Jan. 18, if you are 80 or older, you can register for the vaccine by calling 419-369-2323. The call center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Caregivers or loved ones can make appointments on behalf of an eligible senior.
Additional groups, like those with underlying health conditions, will be included in the vaccination process as doses become available
Appointments for the second dose will be made after the first dose is received.