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Steps to take to get your COVID-19 Vaccine shot

Once you have registered and submitted your form, you will receive a confirmation saying, “you have successfully registered”.

Once you complete the registration, you will be notified by Alert Fairfield thru email, text, or a phone call with instructions to schedule the vaccine appointment. Please respond immediately. Choose a day & time to receive your vaccine. Only come to the fairgrounds when you have a scheduled appointment time.

If you are ill on the day of your vaccination, please do not come.
You will not receive the vaccination if you are sick. You MUST wear a mask.
If you have not scheduled an appointment you must not show up to the vaccination clinic!
You will be turned away. Please follow the above process to get vaccinated.
Fairground vaccination clinics will be by appointment only!!
>> Printable Instructions <<

COVID-19 Vaccine Update:

At this time, the Fairfield Department of health will only schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible individuals who are age 80+ and born on or before January 18, 1941. Vaccination appointments will only be scheduled as the vaccine supply allows. Due to the limited supply, vaccinations will only be available to those with appointments.

It is expected that other providers will have limited doses of vaccine for Phase 1B.  The Ohio Department of Health has all the information available on their website.

Phase 1B Timing
Vaccinations in Phase 1B are expected to begin the week of January 19. Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older. When a new age group begins, vaccinations may not be complete for the previous age group. It will take a number of weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available.

• The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
• The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
• The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
• The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older.


FDH Board Of Health Meeting
January 13, 2021
The Fairfield Department Board of Health Meeting will be at 3:00 pm at the OSU Extension Office, 831 College Ave, Conference Room A (West Wing). City: Lancaster, Ohio 43130
The public is welcome. Social Distancing will be used. Masks will be required.

New Orders for Schools K-12

New orders for schools K-12 were released by the Ohio Department of Health. The orders are to ensure timely contact tracing and prevent further transmission of COVID-19.  Schools are required to maintain a reporting system for parents and a notification system. 
>> Details can be found in the order
Great News!
The Fairfield Department of Health is now a Nationally Accredited health department!

In the midst of all the craziness going on at the Fairfield Department of Health and in the world, we were informed today that we are now an accredited health department. To receive  accreditation, a health department must undergo a peerreviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality and performance standards and measures.

Please help us in congratulating all the employees of The Fairfield Department of Health on their hard work and dedication during this process!
Health Department CHIP Launch
Community Health Improvement Plan

Press Release from Larry Hanna, Administrator

In 2018, the Fairfield Department of Health (FDH), in partnership with Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drag, and Mental Health Board (ADAMH), the United Way of Fairfield County, and the Fairfield Community Health Center, embarked on a comprehensive community health assessment (CHA). Following the assessment’s release in 2019, FDH convened a group of community stakeholders to examine the data provided in the CHA and use their knowledge of the community to select the most pressing health priorities that they will dedicate resources, time, and effort towards over the course of this CHIP. The approved health priorities for Fairfield County are: Obesity; Mental Health, focusing on Depression; and Substance Use and Addiction.

The CHIP is a long term plan that identifies health priorities, goals, objectives, and action steps that can be used by a community to guide them in the development and implementation of projects, programs, and policies that are aimed at improving the health of the residents of Fairfield County. The Center for Public Health Practice at the Ohio State University’s College of Public Health was retained by FDH as the facilitator for this plan.

27 community partners participated in the development of the CHIP. Following priority selection, workgroups created individual work plans to address each priority. The work plans detail the specific goals, objectives, and measures that will be used to address these priorities and track progress. The workgroups considered several overarching principles as they further refined the health priorities and created action plans. The principles included the tiers of the Health Impact Pyramid, the importance of Policy, System, and Environmental Changes, the significance of the Social Determinants of Health, the concepts of evidence based public health practice, and priority alignment with Ohio’s State Health Improvement Plan and national community health improvement planning frameworks.

Implementation of the CHIP will begin in July 2020.  Fairfield County is fortunate to have a large group of dedicated community members that will oversee the implementation and evaluation of the CHIP until the next planning cycle commences in 2022.

This CHIP represents the work of a dedicated group of community representatives. If you or your agency are interested in becoming involved with CHIP initiatives and community health improvement planning in Fairfield County, please contact Amy Gabriel, FDH Accreditation at
740-652-2841 and

Video: For more information on the process used

Discussion About Workplans:
Video: Obesity
Video: Mental Health with a Focus on Depression
Video: Substance Use and Addiction
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Larry Hanna
P: 740-652-2817

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