COVID Vaccine Distribution For PHASE-1B Populations To Begin In Marion

In conjunction with Ohio’s statewide efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Ohioans in Phase 1B starting the week of January 19, Marion Public Health and Marion County Emergency Management Agency are partnering to lead the vaccination efforts. The combined knowledge and decades of training will allow these agencies to continue to serve our local community as we work to vaccinate Ohioans in our community. With the Phase 1B initial availability of 800 doses community wide Marion Public Health, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital and the local Meijer and Kroger Pharmacies will be scheduling appointments for vaccinations beginning with those who are 80 or older. The tiered system is as follows:

·The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.

·The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.

·The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.

·The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older

How to register through one of these community resources:

·email Marion Public Health at with your contact information

·visit or call 866-211-5320

·visit or call 740-389-5402

·OhioHealth eligible patients will be notified when they can self-schedule their vaccine online at or the OhioHealth app.

As of January 13th, Marion Public Health has administered 400 doses of vaccine to those in the Phase 1A group: emergency responders, health care workers and people living in congregate settings.

COVID19 vaccine availability and case information will be posted and updated on the Marion Public Health COVID19 website at