GCPH Offering Vaccines at the Greene County Fair
Greene County Public Health announces the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Greene County Fair. Residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine during the hours of 2:00 – 6:00pm on Thursdays, July 29, August 5 and August 12; or 9:00 – 11:00am on Saturdays, July 31, August 7 and August 14. There will also be nurses providing vaccinations at the Greene County Public Health trailer at the Greene County Fair on Wednesday, August 4 from 4:00 – 6:00pm, and Thursday, August 5 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The trailer is located between the Fair Office and the Assembly Hall, right behind the dining pavilion. Appointments are not necessary.
The vaccinations are safe and effective, free, fast and easy, providing protection from the virus for you and those around you. The COVID-19 vaccines offer very high rates of protection against the Delta variant, including hospitalization and death from the virus. While there are potential side effects from vaccination – just like there are for any antibiotic or other medication – those risks are small, indeed, compared to the risks of COVID-19 for people of any age.
According to the CDC, preliminary data from several states over the last few months suggest that 99.5% of COVID-19 in the United States occurred among unvaccinated people. Those who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing a mask, practice thorough handwashing, and social distancing as much as possible. Please call Greene County Public Health if you have questions. You can also learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html or at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov.