GCPH Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Program Updates
Officials at Greene County Public Health (GCPH) are announcing some updates and changes to the clinic times for this week:
• Wednesday, March 17, 8:30am-5:30pm, 1st dose by appointment only; please bring your confirmation code and insurance card
• Thursday, March 18, 8:30am-5:30pm, 2nd dose; please bring your shot card
• Friday, March 19, 8:30am-3:30pm, 1st dose by appointment only; please bring your confirmation code and insurance card
Our clinics are held at the Russ Research Center, 2730 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek.
Other helpful notes about the program:
• GCPH does not have a “no waste” list. If there are leftover doses at the end of a clinic, those are transported to area residents who are homebound, or new staff at local nursing homes. GCPH works closely with local EMS/Firefighters/First Responders to identify those individuals in our county.
• Pfizer and Moderna are the two vaccines that are provided at the GCPH clinics. There is a 21-day wait between doses for Pfizer, and 28-days for Moderna.
• If you do not have a computer or are struggling with registration, and do not have friends or family that can assist you, please contact the Greene County Council on Aging at 937-376-5486 and they will be happy to help.
• You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks following your final dose (including Johnson & Johnson/Janssen)
• Please continue to wear your mask, social distance, wash your hands and avoid large gatherings as we still do not know if you can carry and spread the virus after vaccination.
• The state’s registration site, gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov, is currently experiencing a few glitches with registering for GCPH clinics and states that we are out of vaccine. The Ohio Department of Health is aware of the issues and they are working to resolve it. We ask that residents continue to check the site
In addition, on March 16, Governor DeWine announced that vaccine eligibility opens to ages 40+ as of Friday, March 19, and to ages 16+ as of March 29, 2021. He also included those with cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart disease and obesity will be eligible as of Friday, March 19. These changes represent Phases 1E, 2C and 2D of Ohio’s vaccination program. Phase 1E includes 766,000 Ohioans, and Phase 2C includes 818,000.
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