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Late Hour Vaccination Clinic Offered at Fayette Public Health

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(Washington CH) – Fayette County Public Health will offer a late vaccination clinic on Tuesday, March 29 from 3pm-7pm at the health department office. This clinic will be held by appointment only, and the hours are subject to change based on interest. Call (740) 335-5910 to schedule.

Throughout the pandemic, age has been the leading predictor of risk from COVID-19. Older adults continue to be the most at risk for severe complications or death from COVID-19. Compared with adults younger than age 30, the rate of death is 65 times higher for 65- to 74-year-olds; 140 times higher for those ages 75 to 84; and 340 times higher for people who are 85 years and older. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death by Age Group, March 9, 2022) 

Studies released by the CDC show that vaccines — and especially the booster shot — protected most people from the worst outcomes from COVID-19, even during the Omicron surge. During the recent surge, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were 79 percent effective in preventing death and hospitalization requiring ventilators for people who received the initial series of two doses, and 94 percent effective for those people who had also received a booster shot, according to a new study released March 18 by the CDC. Data from two previous studies show COVID-19 vaccine boosters remain safe and continue to be highly effective against severe disease over time.

For more clinic dates visit faycohd.org/events.

COVID Booster Eligibility Update

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As many of the first people to take the COVID-19 vaccinations approach the one year mark, questions arise as to when or if those fully vaccinated people should receive a booster shot.

The Centers For Disease Control along with U.S. Food & Drug Administration of approved the booster for some age groups and health risk groups.

The Ohio Department of Health has provided a chart that goes along with current CDC guidelines as of November 16th, 2021.

(See Guideline Graph Below)

(Ohio Department of Health)

Contact your local health department or physician if you have questions on the current booster recommendations.

The FDA could expand this booster shot recommendation to lower age groups, but has not made a determination on that as of the date of this report.

COVID BOOster Vax Clinic Planned By Fayette Public Health

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(Washington CH) — Fayette County Public Health will offer all three COVID-19 vaccines at a “BOOster” pop-up drive-through event on Tuesday, October 26 at the Fayette County Airport.

This offering is only for individuals who have already completed their primary vaccination series. First and second doses of COVID vaccine and flu shots will not be available on Tuesday but will be offered at another drive thru clinic later in the week.

FCPH staff has added this clinic to the calendar to meet the anticipated demand for booster doses.

An additional dose of Pfizer/Comirnaty for individuals meeting eligibility requirements was previously authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC authorized Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters for eligible individuals on Thursday of this week.

The clinic will take place from 9 AM to 3 PM. No appointment is necessary. Please bring your original COVID Vaccination Record so that it may be updated.

Fayette County Public Health will have additional information including eligibility and mix-and-matching vaccinations on the website (faycohd.org) sometime this weekend, or you may call 740-335-5910 on Monday for details.

Fayette Public Health To Provide Special Outreach Clinic

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The Fayette County Public Health office will be closed on Tuesday, October 19th so that staff can provide an extended hours outreach clinic from 11am– 7pm. No appointments are needed for the drive-thru clinic that will take place at Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way, Washington C.H.

The following vaccines will be offered:
– Johnson & Johnson (1 dose)
-Pfizer/Comirnaty (1st or 2nd dose, 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals, booster for individuals meeting specific eligibility conditions)
– Moderna (1st or 2nd dose, 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals)
– Flu
– High-dose flu

Cost:
– COVID-19 – no cost
– Flu – Covered by insurance or $25 self-pay
– High-dose flu – Covered by insurance or $65 self-pay

FCPH accepts these insurance providers: Aetna, Aetna Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Anthem BCBS Medicare, Buckeye, Caresource, Cigna (Allied Health), Humana, Medicaid of Ohio, Medical Mutual, Medicare B(for Flu and Pneumonia Only), Medigold, Molina, Ohio PPO Connect, Paramount, United HealthCare, United HealthCare Community Plan. For more information visit faycohd.org.