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The recent rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is good news for Ashland County residents who have spent nearly a year struggling with the pandemic and its impact on the community. With this good news, however, comes some confusion about the details of “when” and “where” to get vaccinated.
The Mental Health and Recovery Board is dedicated to helping the people of Ashland County manage the safety and stresses surrounding COVID, including questions related to the vaccination process. As of this writing, here is what we know about the rollout:
Per Governor Mike DeWine, County Health Departments in Ohio were advised to create a registry for those wanting the COVID-19 vaccine in groups 1A and 1B. Most of those in group 1A, people who provide direct, hands-on care to patients, have received their vaccine.
Phase 1B includes people 65 and older; people with severe congenital, developmental or medical disorders; and K-12 school employees. Below is more information about the timing of phase 1B in Ashland County.
Please note that these dates signal when different groups are authorized to receive the vaccine, but the weeks are not exclusive. If you are in a group with an opening date that has already passed, you may still register through the Ashland County Health Department.
Groups 1A and 1B can register through the Ashland County Health Department by clicking here. Once you register, you will wait to receive a call to schedule your appointment. The county is asking people to remain patient and refrain from registering at multiple locations. Because of demand, supply shortages, and delayed shipments, vaccines will take some time, but everyone will be vaccinated.
Residents may schedule their vaccinations at one of the following locations. When visiting any of these clinics, please continue to make safety the priority by wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing.
Ashland County Health Department: 1763 State Route 60, Ashland. Register online at ashlandhealth.com.
Discount Drug Mart: 1631 Claremont Avenue, Ashland. Register by phone at 419-281-7880.
University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center: Samaritan’s East Main Street building, 663 East Main Street, Ashland. The hospital will be administering vaccinations in partnership with the ACHD.
Register online at ashlandhealth.com.
The Mental Health and Recovery Board is committed to providing information to our community during these times of health and lifestyle challenges and transitions. Because of the changing nature of the pandemic, visit the Ashland Health Department or Governor’s website to confirm the most up-to-date information.