Lorain County residents with mobility limitations: COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Posted March 23, 2021 in External News
The following information is from Lorain County Public Health.
- This clinic is intended to serve eligible* individuals with mobility limitations/physical disabilities who use a wheelchair, walker, cane, etc. and/or those with disabilities needing support due to fear or anxiety.
- This clinic is for those who are eligible* for a COVID-19 vaccine and have trouble walking into a vaccine clinic or standing in line.
Schedule an appointment for the drive-thru clinic to get dose #1 on:
Wednesday, March 31
Avon Fire Department
36185 Detroit Road
Avon, Ohio 44011
Set up your appointment - 3 options:
1. Online with a phone or computer
- Click “Proceed.”
- Follow the steps to register.
- On the insurance page, scroll to the bottom and answer “Skip” to the question “Do you have health insurance?”
- Complete the registration by logging in with your One Time Password or OTP.
- Click “Find a Provider” and follow the instructions to make an appointment.
- For extra help, download a step-by-step guide with pictures.
2. With the ArmorVax app
- Download the app for Apple products or for Android products.
- Open the ArmorVax app on your smartphone or tablet.
- Enter your invitation code: 51T-5AC.
- Follow the instructions to make an appointment. For extra help, download a step-by-step guide with pictures.
3. By phone.
- Dial 211 and ask for an appointment.
- Make sure to request the drive-thru location at Avon Fire Department (see address above).
Things to know before your appointment:
- This will be the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
- This is a drive-thru clinic - you will not need to leave your vehicle. Vans and other specialty vehicles are welcome.
- Arrive at your appointment time. This will help people get in and out as quickly as possible.
- There is no cost to get this vaccine.
- We encourage the use of vsafe.cdc.gov to monitor any side effects.
- Read about side effects in our FAQs.
- You’ll get your second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine about 28 days after your first dose. You will follow a similar signup process about a week before your second dose is due.
- People ages 40 and older
- People with specific medical issues:
- 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.
- People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- Bone marrow transplant recipients (hematopoietic cell or stem cell transplants, NOT the kind of stem-cell injections people might receive for the treatment of orthopedic problems).
- People with type 1 diabetes.
- People with type 2 diabetes.
- People with end-stage renal disease.
- Pregnant women.
People in specific occupations:
- Child care services: Staff members at child care centers and pre-kindergarten programs who have regular, ongoing direct contact with children enrolled in these programs.
- Funeral services: This group includes licensed staff and active apprentices in the funeral services industry.
- Law enforcement and corrections officers: Sworn law enforcement officers and peace officers who have first responder or direct supervisory responsibilities. These individuals must be active duty, working a regular minimum of 20 hours a week.
- Corrections staff: Eligible are corrections staff, including probation and parole staff, who provide direct services to an adult or juvenile inmate or court-supervised individuals.
- Firefighters: Individuals who have a valid active firefighting certificate in the State of Ohio who are active members or employees of a recognized fire department.