COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Athens County Update
Currently Vaccinating: Phase 1B
Total Number Vaccinated Thus Far: 800
As of 1/19/2021
If you are interested in receiving the vaccine and are at least 65 years of age or are a person with a congenital disability, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wNyQ5Ct9JKKkMx4RA to be added to a vaccination interest list.
Due to the volume of calls we are getting and what our phone system can handle, filling out this online form will be the fastest way to get added to this list. If you are able to fill this out versus calling, please do so.
We appreciate your understanding and patience at this time.
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The federal government, through Operation Warp Speedexternal icon, has been working since the pandemic started to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible.
The Athens City-County Health Department is now receiving small shipments of COVID-19 vaccine (100-300 doses at a time) on a bi-monthly delivery schedule. Upon receipt of a vaccine shipment, contact is made with groups prioritized by the Ohio Department of Health and administered in one of our closed Point Of Dispensing (POD) clinics within the week. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Wondering which phase you are in? Visit this website that outlines who is included in what group: https://www.cdc.gov/.../201.../vaccines/recommendations.html
What You Need to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program:
The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are available. Because the current supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is limited, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be offered to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. Once vaccine is widely available, the plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. You will need 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. A second shot after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer.
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COVID-19 vaccination phases in Ohio are determined by the Ohio governor's office and the Ohio Department of Health, upon recommendations by the CDC. The Ohio Department of Health then coordinates vaccine distribution to local entities.