CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for use of Moderna’s vaccine for people ages 18 years and older.
This recommendation came on Feb. 4, following the FDA’s decision earlier in the week to approve the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 18 years and older.
The ACIP recommendation comes more than a year after the committee’s interim recommendation, and after an exhaustive review of the scientific evidence demonstrating safety and effectiveness, and supports continued use of the now licensed vaccine.
“We now have another fully approved COVID-19 vaccine,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “If you have been waiting for approval before getting vaccinated, now is the time to join the nearly 212 million Americans who have already completed their primary series. CDC continues to recommend that people remain up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including getting a booster shot when eligible.”
COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations and death. There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics. Please bring your COVID Vaccination Record if you have already received at least one dose and your health insurance card if you are getting a flu shot.
Vaccination Clinic Schedule Week of Feb. 7-11
February 7 – Moderna 1st or 2nd dose or booster, call 740-335-5910 to schedule.
February 8 – All three COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu and high-dose flu from 4-7 p.m. at Fayette County fairgrounds. Schedule online at faycohd.org/events or by phone – 740-335-5910.
February 9 – Johnson & Johnson 1st dose or booster, call 740-335-5910 to schedule.
February 11 – Pfizer 1st or 2nd dose, booster, pediatric, call 740-335-5910 to schedule.
This update reflects reports received in the last 10 days.
– 13,282 started (47%)
– 12,265 completed (43%)
– 5,672 additional doses
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
– 7,362 cases (+245)
– 475 hospitalizations (+11)
– 100 deaths (+5)
– 6,583 presumed recovered (+710)
Test Positivity Rate: 39.0 (+1.1%) (14 day period ending Jan. 25)
Cases Per 100,000: 2163 per 100,000 – down from 3130.6. (14-day period ending Feb. 2)
For more information, visit faycohd.org or coronavirus.ohio.gov.