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COVID-19 Vaccines

Update for April 13, 2021 (1:45 p.m.)

Here’s an update on the mass vaccination clinic at the Fairgrounds for Thursday and Saturday, April 15 & April 17:
1. Those two drive-thru clinics, both from 10 am to 2 pm, are still scheduled.
2. Those clinics will not be using the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
3. Those clinics will now use the Moderna vaccines provided by Richland Public Health.
4. The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose vaccine, with a second dose needed in 28 to 42 days.
5. If you specifically signed up for the drive-thru clinics on either Thursday or Saturday because of the one-dose vaccine and do not want the two-dose Moderna vaccines, please call the ODH registration number (1-833-427-5634) or use to cancel your appointment. This will open a slot up for someone else.
At this time, Richland Public Health does not know the status of future mass vaccinations at the Fairgrounds or the walk-up ones previously scheduled for Bellville and Franklin Township (Shelby).
The Ohio Department of Health is making a determination on how this pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccines will affect all current and future mass vaccination clinics scheduled in Ohio, including those in Richland County, and for how long those clinics will be affected. Those decisions will be made under consultation with the FDA and the CDC which are meeting on Wednesday afternoon (April 14) to further review the data on the extremely rare adverse reactions in six individuals. This pause will also affect pharmacies in Richland County with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
For people who have received the Johnson & Johnson shot, those who have developed severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their healthcare provider. This monitoring of symptoms also applies to anyone who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Bellville walk-up clinic on April 12. Please note that these adverse reactions are extremely rare (1 in 1.2 million cases).
Outside of the drive-thru clinic on Thursday and Saturday, those who know they were scheduled for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination should reschedule with another provider. The list of providers in Richland County is available at  The Richland Public Health registration number is 1-866-395-1588.

Richland Public Health is now vaccinating all ages 18 and up. Call 1-866-395-1588 for appointments.  It is best to wait to speak to someone rather than leaving a call back number.

Richland Public Health has the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 16 and 17.

What to know before getting your COVID-19 vaccine shot, What to do when you arrive for your vaccine shot, and what to know after you get your vaccine shot. Click HERE for that fact sheet.


CLICK HERE to See the COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Location list for the State of Ohio.

What to know before getting your COVID-19 vaccine shot, What to do when you arrive for your vaccine shot, and what to know after you get your vaccine shot. Get the fact sheet.

Current as of March 22, 2021

For Richland Public Health, call 1-866-395-1588 to register for the vaccine.

Below are the other providers currently in Richland County and contact information.

Avita Hospital ( 715 Richland Mall Ontario 419-468-0880
Avita Pharmacy 715 Richland Mall, Suite J Ontario 567-307-7870
City of Shelby Health Department 43 West Main St. Shelby 419-342-5226
CVS locations in Mansfield (click to register) 1049 W. 4th Street Mansfield 888-300-4419
Discount Drug Mart 219 Mansfield Ave. Shelby 844-625-0843
Discount Drug Mart 25 Briggs Ave. Mansfield 844-625-0843
Five Points Primary Care 200 Park Ave West Mansfield 419-522-2239
Hawkins Medical Center 2131 Park Ave West Suite 200 Ontario 419-525-6730
Kroger Pharmacy* 1240 Park Ave. West Mansfield 1-866-211-5320
Kroger Pharmacy* 1500 Lexington Ave. Mansfield 1-866-211-5320
Kroger Pharmacy* 1060 Ashland Rd. Mansfield 1-866-211-5320
*or use:
OhioHealth Ontario COVID Vaccine Clinic 1750 W. 4th Street Ontario 614-533-6999
Richland Public Health 555 Lexington Ave. Mansfield 866-395-1588
Rite Aid (click to register) 355 East Main St. Lexington 419-884-6107
Rite Aid (click to register) 1075 Ashland Rd Mansfield 419-589-8843
Rite Aid (click to register) 875 Lexington Ave Mansfield 419-756-1224
Rite Aid (click to register) 11 Mansfield Ave. Shelby 419-347-1506
Shelby Health and Wellness 31 E Main St. Shelby 419-525-6795
Third Street Family Health Services 600 West 3rd Street Mansfield 419-522-6191
Walgreens (click to register) 1000 Park Ave. West Mansfield 419-529-3790



  • Getting your FREE vaccination is the best protection from COVID-19 and variants of the virus.
  • The vaccine is readily available for anyone 18 and older (Moderna/J&J) and 16 and older (Pfizer).
  • Call 1-866-395-1588 to register with Richland Public Health or to see the list of all local providers at
  • Vaccines are free to everyone (no proof of residency required).

You are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after your 2nd dose in a 2-dose series of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • If it has not been two weeks since your Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two weeks since your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, you are not fully vaccinated and should continue prevention steps: wear masks, social distance, avoid crowds.

What’s Changed:

  • If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people has an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

What Hasn’t Changed:

  • Even if you’ve been fully vaccinated, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask and socially distancing when in public, gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one household, and around persons at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

What We Are Still Learning:

  • How effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus.
  • How well the vaccines keep people from spreading COVID-19.
  • How long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people.

Use trusted sites such as the CDC to stay-up-to-date on COVID-19 news. Continue to follow prevention steps such as masking, washing hands, and social distance.  For updates, see or

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How can I reduce the spread?

People at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others.

Those at higher risk include people who are 65 and older; people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility; people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; people with serious heart conditions; people who are immunocompromised, including cancer treatment; and people of any age with sever obesity (BMI greater than or equal to 40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as diabetes, renal failure or liver disease.

For the general public, the CDC recommends following the usual steps that help to prevent the spread of illness and the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow, NOT your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wear a face covering in public settings.

The general public can also help by:

  • Preventing the spread of misinformation by learning the facts about COVID-19. Understand that this is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Continue to visit the CDC website for the most current and accurate information.
  • Fighting fear and stigma by understanding that you cannot tell if someone is at risk for spreading COVID-19 based on how they look. Viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds. Treat everyone with compassion, kindness and respect.

Reporting a business that is non-compliant

Report non-compliance of masks in retail or business establishments.

File a complaint concerning a restaurant, salon, tattoo parlor, or fitness center.

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