COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Need to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Call us at 740-447-5900 between the hours of 7:30am-4:00pm to schedule an appointment at the Athens City-County Health Department.
Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics held at Heritage Hall.
Friday, December 3, 2021 from 1-6pm
*Please note we are experiencing a very high influx of calls at this time. If you do not receive an answer, that means all lines are busy and please try again. If you reach a voicemail, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. We appreciate your patience during this challenging time.
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available to some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients
If you received Pfizer or Moderna you are eligible for a booster if you are:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
- At least 6 months after Pfizer or Moderna
- 18 years or older
- At least 2 months after your shot
New Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Formulation for Children Ages 5-11
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine pediatric formulation for children ages 5-11 following a thorough review of the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The FDA has published emergency use authorization fact sheets for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine pediatric formulation for vaccine recipients and caregivers.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart.
Information For Parents and Guardians, and General Public:
- Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
- FAQs for Parents and Guardians of Children and Adolescents Eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
- How to Make a COVID-19 Appointment for Your Child
- Steps for COVID-19 Vaccines to be Authorized for Children Ages 5-11
- What Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Do?
Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
-Fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested 3-5 days following the date of their exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should isolate if they test positive.
-Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.
-Fully vaccinated people should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure.
-Additional guidance from the CDC can be found by clicking here.
Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet (EUA)
Janssen Vaccine Fact Sheet (EUA)
ODH COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Benefits of getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Frequently Asked Questions