Avita Offers Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shots

BUCYRUS/GALION/ONTARIO – Avita Health System announced that they are providing Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for individuals 18 years of age and older at Galion and Ontario Hospitals.

Avita’s booster shot clinics opened Nov. 8 and will continue based on the needs of the community. Ontario Hospital’s clinic will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00am – 5:00pm in the atrium. Galion Hospital’s clinic will be open on Fridays from 8:00am – 5:00pm in the lobby conference room. Call 419-468-0800 to request an appointment. Enter through the main entrance at each hospital and a medical grade mask will be provided.

The Moderna booster shot is available to individuals who have received the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 6 months ago, or the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine at least 2 months ago. All individuals must also meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for the booster shot:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • 18 years of age or older who live in long-term care settings
  • 18 years of age or older who have underlying medical conditions*
  • 18 years of age or older who work or live in high-risk settings**

*Underlying medical conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes (type 1 or 2)
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, and high blood pressure
  • HIV infections
  • Weakened immune system
  • Mental health conditions
  • Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • Pregnancy
  • Current or former cigarette smoker
  • Organ or blood stem transplant recipient
  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  • Substance use disorder
  • Tuberculosis

**Examples of individuals who work or reside in high-risk settings:

  • First responders
  • Education
  • Correctional facility
  • Homeless shelter
  • Food and agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Public transit
  • Grocery store