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Last Updated 1/21/22


COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vaccine for Children 5-11 Information

Booster Vaccinations

In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), booster doses of the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine are now available for the following populations at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer series, meaning at least six months after the second dose was administered: 

  • 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 age 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.
  • It is considered a booster if you had a normal immune response during your first or second dose. Immuno-Compromised individuals typically did not so for those individuals it is called a Third Dose.

Pfizer recommends booster vaccinations  5 months after series completion

There are many opportunities in Ohio to be vaccinated, including walk-in and scheduled appointments statewide at pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, doctor’s offices, community vaccination sites, and local health departments. There is an ample supply of vaccines for boosters, as well as first and second doses, for Ohioans. Ohioans will be able to check gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-427-5634 for the latest eligibility information and to find a vaccine provider near them.

 Eligible booster recipients will be asked to attest they have one of the qualifying conditions, but the specific proof will not be required. Eligible Ohioans should allow 2-3 weeks to get their booster dose, with many opportunities to be vaccinated in their local community.

 COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. Many providers offer walk-in appointments, or Ohioans can schedule a vaccination appointment at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Ohioans who want to learn more about the safety, efficacy, and side effects of COVID-19 vaccines should talk to their doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine to learn more. 

School Guidance

Click here for current school guidance provided by the Ohio Department of Health

Click here for a flow chart for Guidelines for Quarantine after exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings

Click here for K-12 Quarantine in Ohio

COVID-19 vaccine

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Variants

Delta - What you need to know

Omicron - What you need to know

When can you get the vaccine?

Determine your vaccine phase below or view updates from Ohio's Vaccine Program.

Register and schedule an appointment here

  • At this time we do not have the ability for persons to select the manufacturer of the vaccine they receive.
  • This will vary due to the allocation from the state.
  • Currently, Greene County Public Health is giving Moderna and Pfizer at the clinics.
  • Johnson & Johnson is coming in very small amounts to us and it is being used for homebound individuals.

    COVID-19 testing

    • You can now order free rapid Covid-19 home test kits through the following site https://www.covidtests.gov
    • Find COVID-19 testing locations near you.
    • Antigen (rapid) test results should be confirmed with a PCR test. If you have received a positive antigen test, consider these next steps:
      • Schedule a PCR test to confirm your results.
      • While waiting for your PCR test and test results, stay home and isolate yourself from household members.
      • Continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep 6 feet away from people.
      • Rapid tests can be obtained at any Greene County Public Library branch.

    Current Ohio Department of Health orders.

    File a retail location complaint.


    Get your questions answered

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    Lost/Replacement Vaccine Card

    1. Check your medical record app such as My Chart as there is an option for QR code proof of vaccination tied to your medical record. 

    2. Your vaccine card is proof that you have had your vaccination please be sure that you keep it in a safe place.

    3. Due to the increased demand for replacing missing cards and limited staff availability at Greene County Public Health it is taking much longer than usual to process misplaced vaccine cards. Please use this link for information on requesting your replacement card directly from the Ohio Department of Health. 

    4. You can request a replacement can be obtained by emailing medicalrecords@gcph.info be advised that this is taking much longer than usual and using option 3 above will be a faster method of replacing your card.