COVID-19 Vaccine

We are committed to making the vaccine widely available based on CDC and ODH guidelines as quickly as possible when shipments arrive. Information may change rapidly. We will continue to update the public as often as possible to provide the most factual and current information. The following groups are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

Phase 1A

  • Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients

  • Residents and staff in nursing homes

  • Residents and staff in assisted living facilities

  • Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals

  • People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations

  • Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans

  • EMS responders

Phase 1B

  • Erie County residents age 65 and older

  • Erie County Residents with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable. 


Need transportation to your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment? 

Sandusky Transit is offering free rides to vaccination locations throughout Erie County. You can plan your trip at by entering the address of the vaccine administration location in our Trip Planner tool. Sandusky Transit also offers door-to-door service if you do not live by a bus line. Call 419-627-0740 at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment to schedule a trip on Dial-A-Ride.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduler B

Erie County COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

Erie County Community Health Center and Firelands: Scheduling an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine will be completed online. The Erie County Health Department has also set up a COVID-19 vaccine registration line, which can be reached at 567-867-8222. This automated phone system is only to be utilized by individuals who do not have access to or do not have assistance completing the online COVID-19 vaccine registration.

Use the tool below to search for additional vaccine providers in Erie County. 

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Down syndrome

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Spina bifida

  • People born with severe heart defects, requiring regular specialized medical care

  • People with severe type 1 diabetes, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year​

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders

  • Epilepsy with continuing seizures; hydrocephaly; microcephaly, and other severe neurological disorders

  • Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and other severe genetic disorders

  • People with severe asthma, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year

  • Alpha and beta thalassemia

  • Solid organ transplant candidates and recipients

  • Adults/employees in all schools

Phase 1C: Medical Groups

  • Type 1 diabetes

  • Pregnant women

  • Bone marrow transplant recipients

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Phase 1C: Occupations

  • Childcare Services: 

    • Administrators, lead and assistant teachers, and substitutes who are enrolled in Ohio’s Professional Registry who are currently working in open childcare and pre-kindergarten programs.

    • Licensing specialists employed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or county job and family services agencies.
      *This phase does not include parent volunteers, board members, or owners/administrators that do not provide in-classroom supports. 

  • Funeral Services:

    • Embalmers/morticians, funeral home directors, crematory operators, and apprentices.

  • Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers:

    • Sheriff’s deputies

    • Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers

    • Ohio Department of Natural Resource enforcement staff

    • Pharmacy board investigators

    • BCI agents

    • State fire marshal investigators

    • Federal transportation security officers

    • Other federal law enforcement officers who do not have access to vaccination from federal sources

    • Corrections staff, including probation and parole staff who provide direct services to an adult or juvenile inmate or a court-supervised individual

  • Firefighters

    • Individuals who have a valid active firefighting certificate in the State of Ohio who are active members or employees of a recognized Ohio Fire department. This does not include retired, emeritus or reserve individuals

Phase 1D: Medical Groups

  • Type 2 diabetes under the age of 50

  • End stage kidney disease under the age of 50

Phase 1E 

  • Cancer

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Heart disease

  • Obesity

Phase 2A

  • Erie County residents age 60 and older

Phase 2B

  • Erie County residents age 50 and older

Phase 2C 

  • Erie County residents age 40 and older

Phase 2D 

  • Erie County residents age 16 and older (if Pfizer vaccine)

ECHD and Firelands Vaccine Clinic

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