As we receive vaccine from the state, Mercy Health will schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those identified in the State of Ohio’s Phase 1B distribution guidelines.
At this time, there is limited vaccine supply and we schedule patients as the vaccine is available. We expect these appointments to fill up quickly and appreciate your patience as we work through the process of providing vaccines to those in our communities.
Vaccinations for Phase 1B began January 19. Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase. Please see more information about Phases below.
Phase 1B includes those below who choose to be vaccinated:
Currently Eligible to Schedule
- Beginning January 19: Ohioans, 80 years of age and older.
- Beginning January 25: Ohioans 75+
- Beginning February 1: Ohioans 70+
- Beginning February 8: Ohioans 65+
- Beginning February 15: Ohioans born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19. The qualifying conditions are:
Sickle cell anemia
People born with severe heart defects, requiring regular specialized medical care
People with severe type 1 diabetes, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders
Epilepsy with continuing seizures; hydrocephaly; microcephaly, and other severe neurological disorders
Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and other severe genetic disorders
People with severe asthma, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year
Alpha and beta thalassemia
Solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable should contact their local board of developmental disabilities which will help coordinate vaccination.
Adult employees of K-12 schools should check with their school or school district for details about when and where they will receive their vaccinations.
Schedule a Vaccine
Appointments are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you qualify for the vaccine as a Phase 1B (65+ and Ohioans born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19) recipient, log in to your MyChart account or call the Mercy Health COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 866-624-0366, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule your appointment or to get additional information about the Mercy Health locations which are offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
To be 94% effective, it’s important that you receive two doses of one of the COVID-19 vaccines.
- If you are receiving the Pfizer vaccine, your second shot will be scheduled as close to 21 days after the first shot as possible.
- If you are receiving the Moderna vaccine, your second shot will be scheduled as close to 28 days after the first shot as possible.
Because of the limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, we are unable to guarantee whether you will receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine until you arrive at your appointment.
What to bring to your appointment
You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:
- A mask (if you do not have a mask, one will be provided)
- Form of identification.
- Insurance card
- An attestation form is available for you to print and complete prior to your appointment.
Patients visiting our Mercy Health Physicians practices and clinics are encouraged to come without visitors, but one person will be allowed to accompany the patient to a visit if needed to ensure appropriate understanding and implementation of care plans discussed at the visit or to support physical needs of the patient.
Canceling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment
Please note that there is limited COVID-19 vaccine supply and we schedule patients as the vaccine is available. If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, we will not be able to reschedule your appointment at the time of cancellation and you will need to restart the scheduling process when we receive additional vaccine.
To cancel a confirmed appointment, please log-in to your MyChart account or call 866-624-0366 and press three.