COVID-19 Vaccination Program


Adena Health System receives a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine each week dictated by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). For the week of Feb. 22, Adena received 600 1st dose vaccinations. Adena continues to ensure all doses we receive each week are administrated in eligible individuals. We thank you for your patience during this process. 

Adena, along with other healthcare partners across Ohio, are distributing safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines to those who choose to be vaccinated as part of the state’s Phase 1B vaccination program.

At this time, individuals age 65 and older are eligible, along with anyone born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19. Those qualifying conditions are: 

- 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
ODH has not yet provided a timeframe for when age groups younger than 65 or other qualifying groups will be eligible.

** Please note - Adena will not be administrating vaccines for school personnel. Chillicothe City School employees will be vaccinated through the Ross County Health District. Remaining Ross County schools will be handled by Walgreens. School employees outside of Ross County are instructed to contact their local health department for vaccine locations and availability **

Watch for future communications regarding widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine as more information becomes available. Till such time, we encourage you to fill out our online COVID Vaccine Scheduling Form to be contacted in the future for a vaccine appointment when you are eligible. Anyone under age 65 will be put on a wait list, but not be eligible to receive the vaccine until ODH adjusts their guidelines.

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Adena COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Adena is scheduling vaccine appointments now for eligible only individuals who call Adena’s COVID-19 Hotline at (740) 542-SAFE (7233). Our online COVID Vaccine Scheduling Form is also available to be contacted in the future for a vaccine appointment when you are eligible. Anyone under age 65 will be put on a wait list, but not be eligible to receive the vaccine until ODH adjusts their guidelines.

Adena’s vaccination administration will be by appointment only.

Adena will be administrating their COVID-19 vaccine allotments at the PACCAR Medical Education Center located on the campus of Adena Regional Medical Center at 446 Hospital Rd., Chillicothe.

  • At this time, Adena is offering the vaccine at no cost.
  • Individuals with appointments to receive their vaccination through Adena are asked to bring identification and be prepared to wait approximately 15-30 minutes following their shot for monitoring.
  • All vaccination recipients will be asked to schedule and receive their second of the two doses required from the same location at the appropriate time.
  • Occasionally, Adena will have no-shows and cancellations for its 1st dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments. In an effort to not waste any vaccine provided to Adena by ODH, we are establishing a sub-list of patients who could arrive quickly. If you are contacted to fill one of these open appointment times you are agreeing to arrive at the PACCAR Medical Education Center within 30 minutes from being called between the hours of 4-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. There are typically between 10-20 of these type of appointment slots available during 1st dose vaccine clinic days. To place yourself on this list, please fill out our COVID Vaccine Scheduling Form.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

The Ohio Department of Health has launched a tool on where Ohioans can select their county or ZIP code to see a list of providers that received the vaccine. Community members are encouraged to check the state’s website for additional vaccine administration locations. In most counties, vaccines are being made available through other area health systems, hospitals, county health districts, local pharmacies and other locations. Each provider manages its own schedules and appointments. Due to the limited supply of vaccines at this time, please do not make appointments at multiple locations.

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