May 2021

OhioHealth bringing COVID-19 vaccines to the Friendly House on Friday

Courtesy of Richland Source
May 6, 2021

MANSFIELD — OhioHealth has partnered with The Friendly House to operate a “pop-up” COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday in the underserved neighborhood of Mansfield’s north end.

OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels will administer the first dose of the two-stage Pfizer vaccine on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Friendly House, 380 N. Mulberry St. Walk-ins are welcomed.

This vaccine location is in addition to the OhioHealth Ontario Health and Fitness Center, 1750 W. Fourth St., which has been OhioHealth’s centralized location for vaccine administration in Richland County.

“It was important to us that we bring the vaccine to areas that do not have the same access to healthcare as other areas of the county. We are striving to make healthcare equitable and accessible to all,” said Vinson Yates, president of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with the Friendly House, which is a cornerstone in the north end community, and we hope to work with staples in other local communities as we expand our vaccine distribution,” Yates said.

OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels has also worked with the Columbus Urban League, YMCA (Hilltop), Directions for Youth, and First Baptist Church (downtown Columbus) to reach underserved areas of Columbus.

At this time, OhioHealth is providing the Pfizer vaccine, which is eligible for ages 16 and up. Vaccine recipients 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Adults, including guardians, must bring identification that includes name and age. Identification will be accepted that is expired or from another state or country.

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About OhioHealth

Based in Columbus, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.  It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital.

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