Helpful Information and Resources


Coronavirus vaccines will be distributed to older Ohioans starting with the oldest Ohioans (age 80 and older), who are also among those at the highest risk for complications from the virus.


Vaccines will be available to these individuals starting the week of Jan. 19, 2021. Each week after that, the minimum age for vaccinations will drop five years until all Ohioans age 65 have access.

Doses are still limited and will be distributed over a number of weeks to specific groups of people in this phase.

The estimated schedule is as follows:

  • Week of Jan. 19, Ohioans age 80 and older will begin to receive the vaccine.

  • Week of Jan. 25, Ohioans age 75 and older can get vaccinated; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.

  • Week of Feb. 1, Ohioans age 70 and older and employees of K-12 schools.

  • Week of Feb. 8, Ohioans age 65 and older.


Where will vaccines be available?

Vaccines for older Ohioans will be given by local health departments, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, and some retail pharmacies. How and where to get vaccinated will vary depending on where you live. A provider search will be available at on or near Friday, January 15, allowing Ohioans to search by county, ZIP code, and category to find a provider in their area to administer the vaccine.

Below are various websites where you can get additional resources regarding COVID-19 and the availability of the vaccine in Ohio and throughout the Area Agency on Aging 3's seven counties:

Information about the prevalence and spread of the coronavirus

Myths vs. Facts


Phone Numbers to call and where to get a vaccine in the Area Agency on Aging 3's seven counties. Use this link to search by county, ZIP code, and category to find a provider in their area to administer the vaccine:



Information below is for Week of 1/18-1/23/2021 for people 80+ years old

Allen County Public Health

  • Phone: 419-228-4457

  • website:

  • By appointment only

    • Allen County ​Public - call 419-228-4636 to schedule

    • Lima Memorial Hospital - call 419-998-4491 to schedule

    • Mercy Health/St. Rita's Medical Center - 419-996-5000

      • If you are an established Mercy Health patient, you can call your provider to schedule an appointment​

Auglaize County Public Health                                   

Hancock County Public Health                           


Kenton-Hardin Health Department                    


Mercer County Health                                


Putnam County Health Department

  • Phone: 419-523-5608                     

  • website:

  • By appointment only

  • Call 419-538-7001 for waitlist

Van Wert General Health District