COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Your health and safety are our top priorities. Learn more about our COVID-19 evaluation and testing and our commitment to providing great care while maintaining the safest environment possible.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccination appointments are still available for individuals 65 years of age and older and those with severe congenital, developmental or early-onset medical disorders.

Individuals can schedule an appointment Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please call 419-998-4491. If you get disconnected, please call back, our lines are busy. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Please return to our website often for vaccine scheduling updates.

Vaccine appointments will be available at:

Lima Memorial Health System | Main Campus, 3rd Floor
1001 Bellefontaine Ave, Lima, OH 45804
7 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Lima Memorial Medical Park
525 N Eastown Rd, Lima, OH 45807
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  | Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Saturday – Sunday

Initial vaccine supply will be limited and distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note, this schedule is subject to change based on vaccine availability. An appointment is required to receive your vaccine.

Ohio's Vaccination Program. Phase 1 B.

As COVID-19 vaccinations are being approved for Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA, initial supplies are limited. As such, vaccines will be systematically distributed in accordance with guidelines from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state agencies.

 

How did vaccines get approved so quickly?

It comes down to when production begins. Normally, production starts after a pharmaceutical company completes the development stage, which includes rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness, and a series of reviews and approvals by the FDA and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) amongst others. In the case of COVID-19 vaccines, the federal government invested taxpayer dollars to encourage pharmaceutical companies to start production before the development stage was completed. The vaccines are still going through the same rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness, review and approval process.

When will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Available? How Many will Lima Memorial Receive?

COVID-19 Vaccine allocations are decided by federal and state agencies. As initial supplies will be very limited, Lima Memorial will prioritize by strictly following the distribution guidelines set forth by the FDA, CDC and ODH.

What is the COVID-19 vaccine, and how will it be given?

Not all COVID-19 vaccine candidates are the same. Pfizer is the first to be distributed and requires ultra-cold storage, of which Lima Memorial is prepared to manage. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines utilize a new technology, known as mRNA, which introduces a genetic code the body can use to make its own viral protein to induce an immune response to fight off the coronavirus. Recipients need to receive two shots spaced several weeks apart for full protection.

Covid-19 Vaccine. What you need to know. Image.

Click here to download COVID-19 Vaccine | What you need to know.

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths & Facts. Image.

Click here to download COVID-19 Vaccine | Vaccine Myths & Facts.

Allen County Public Health Update: COVID-19 Vaccine, Volume 1

Allen County Public Health Update: COVID-19 Vaccine, Volume 1. Page 1

Allen County Public Health Update: COVID-19 Vaccine, Volume 1. Page 2

Click here to download the Allen County Public Health Update: COVID-19 Vaccine, Vol.1. 

Educational Videos are listed below. These will open in YouTube.

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

How mRNA Vaccines Work.

What Happens After Your COVID-19 Vaccination.

 

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