FCPH to hold extended hours immunization clinic


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Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) will offer an extended hours immunization clinic on Thursday, May 5 until 7 p.m. at the health department office.

Childhood and adult immunizations will be offered, however, COVID vaccines will not be available at this clinic. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 740-335-5910.

FCPH will also continue to provide immunizations by appointment between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. every Thursday. COVID vaccines are available four days a week and the schedule can be viewed at faycohd.org/events.

Back-to-school Immunizations at Cherry Hill

FCPH nurses will offer back-to-school immunizations during Cherry Hill kindergarten registration on Monday, May 2 from 4-6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 11 from 2-4 p.m. Both events will be held in the cafeteria at Cherry Hill Primary.

Children entering kindergarten are required to have updated immunizations before starting the school year. Parents are asked to bring a copy of the child’s insurance card if their child will be receiving vaccines. Questions may be directed to the FCPH clinical staff at 740-335-5910.

Low Community Risk Level

The two-week incidence of new COVID cases in Fayette County has increased during the latest reporting period, from 31.6 per 100,000 to 77.1. The COVID community level remains low, and an additional booster is available for certain vulnerable populations.

In communities where transmission is low, it is recommended to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms. People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Booster

FCPH now offers a second booster dose of COVID vaccines to the following groups of individuals:

– Adults who are 50 years of age and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after their first booster dose.

– Individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after their first booster dose.

– Individuals who are between 18-and 49 years old who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after their first Janssen booster dose (Johnson & Johnson).

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death.

All clinics are at the health department office. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics.

Please bring:

– COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose

– Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed. Questions can be directed to the health department at 740-335-5910.

May 2 – Moderna

May 3 – All 3 COVID vaccines

May 4 – Johnson & Johnson

May 6 – Pfizer

To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccinations

– 13,479 started (47%)

– 12,585 completed (44%)

– 6,049 first booster

– 416 second booster

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

– 7,804 cases (+16)

– 493 hospitalizations (+1)

– 121 deaths (+1)

– 7,650 presumed recovered (+8)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending April 27)

Fayette County: 77.1 per 100,000 (up from 31.6)

Ohio: 111.7 per 100,000 (up from 81.5)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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