Fayette County residents continue to roll their sleeves up to protect themselves against flu and COVID-19. Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) and the Fayette County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) administered 111 doses of vaccines at a drive-thru clinic at the Fayette County Airport on Friday, Oct. 15.
Sixty-five flu shots were given and 46 individuals received a COVID-19 vaccine (21 of which were first dose).
As of Monday, 11,726 individuals in Fayette County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is 47% of the eligible population (12 and older). The number of individuals who have completed the vaccination series is 10,952, or 44% of the eligible population. The number of additional doses (third doses or booster doses) that have been administered is 351.
Statewide, 64% of the eligible population has started the vaccination series and 59% have completed it.
FCPH and the MRC will offer drive-thru clinics at Crossroads Christian Church on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Fayette County Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Please bring an ID, insurance card, and COVID-19 vaccination card if you have already received at least one dose. Masks are required.
All three COVID-19 vaccines will be available as well as flu and high-dose flu.
Third Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals (Pfizer/Comirnaty and Moderna)
Immunocompromised individuals who were fully vaccinated more than 28 days ago are eligible for a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer.
Booster Dose (Pfizer/Comirnaty only)
Individuals who were fully vaccinated more than six months ago are eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer if they meet the following conditions:
– People 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings SHOULD receive a booster shot.
– People ages 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions SHOULD receive a booster shot.
– People ages 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions MAY receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination made by the vaccine recipient, but those eligible are encouraged to talk to their healthcare providers if they have any questions.
– People ages 18 and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or living in an institutional setting MAY receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination made by the vaccine recipient.
At this time, booster doses are authorized only for fully vaccinated Pfizer vaccine recipients who are at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 or complications from severe disease. Booster doses are not authorized for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. The FDA will meet soon to review booster recommendations from an independent advisory panel.
To view a vaccine breakdown by key age groups visit: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/covid-19-vaccine/vac-rate-breakdown-key-age-groups
To learn more, visit faycohd.org.