COVID-19 VACCINE NEWS

J&J Statement

The CDC and FDA have requested a pause in giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to several cases of rare blood clotting in patients that received the vaccine. Ohio Department of Health issued a statement advising a pause considering the federal recommendation.

 

If you have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, do not be alarmed. This reaction is very rare. Side effects of pain, redness, swelling, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea are common and not a cause for worry. These symptoms should go away in a few days after receiving the vaccine.

 

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience symptoms like shortness of breath, hives, wheezing, or swelling in places other than where you got the vaccine.

New Health Order

Director McCloud signed an Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating. The amended order clarifies:

  • Six feet of separation at restaurants, drinking establishments and banquet facilities.

  • Facial coverings requirements do not apply to religious observances and First Amendment activity.

  • The K-12 mask requirement mandate remains in effect and unchanged.
    You can find the amended order on our coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Updated Guidance--Employers
Beginning Monday, April 12, vaccine providers may partner with other organizations, such as employers, labor unions, churches, non-profits, etc., to hold closed pod vaccination clinics. Please reach out to local businesses and organizations to begin planning these pods. A list of enrolled vaccine providers available to partner with businesses and organizations will be available soon and published on the ODH website. Until the list is available, businesses or organizations interested in a vaccination event have been encouraged to contact their local health department, to help coordinate a vaccine provider. Other guidance updated on the coronavirus.ohio.gov website includes:
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COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
- COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program
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Weekly Vaccine Update
March 22, 2021

The Fairfield Department of Health is continuing to work on age 40+ at this time. We still have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to have weekly updates to what age group we are currently working with. We appreciate your patience as we work through the coming weeks to months to vaccinate.

Watch this space and FDH Facebook for additional updates.
Weekly Vaccine Update
March 16, 2021

The Fairfield Department of Health is finalizing plans to vaccinate "Homebound". We will be reaching out accordingly once they are finalized. We appreciate your patience.

The Fairfield Department of Health is continuing to work on age 50+ at this time. We still have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to have weekly updates to what age group we are currently working with. We appreciate your patience as we work through the coming weeks to months to vaccinate.

Watch this space and FDH Facebook for additional updates.
Weekly Vaccine Update
March 10, 2021

Fairfield Department of Health is proud to announce that our COVID-19 vaccination clinic will now be held at the River Valley Mall in Lancaster. Enter the mall by Old Navy and turn right toward the old Elder Beerman. A drive-thru clinic is still available every other Saturday in Pickerington. Both clinics are by appointment only.

If you have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine and are interested, please visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or myfdh.org. Registration is open to anyone, even if they are not eligible. As the criteria to get vaccinated is quickly expanding, it is better to register now. You will be notified when you are eligible for the vaccine after you register, taking out the guesswork. From there, you will be invited to schedule an appointment from a variety of locations offering the vaccine.
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Weekly Vaccine Update
March 8, 2021

The Fairfield Department of Health is finalizing plans to vaccinate "Homebound". We will be reaching out accordingly once they are finalized. We appreciate your patience.

The Fairfield Department of Health is continuing to work on age 61+ at this time. We still have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to have weekly updates to what age group we are currently working with. We appreciate your patience as we work through the coming weeks to months to vaccinate.

Watch this space and FDH Facebook for additional updates.

March 3, 2021

Fairfield County Public Health Alert-Level 3 (RED)

COVID-19 ALERT

MASK WEARING ORDER

FAIRFIELD COUNTY IS CURRENTLY UNDER A LEVEL 3 - PUBLIC EMERGENCY

SUMMARY ALERT INDICATORS

The indicators that moved our county to Level 3 (Red) status are listed below:

 

  • New cases per capita (340.2 cases per 100,000 residents)

  • Sustained increase in new cases (33.9 average cases on 10/29 to 42.9 p 11/02)

  • Proportion of cases not in a congregate setting

  • Sustained increase in hospital admissions (0.9 average admissions on 10/17 to 2.4 on 10/22)


THE ORDER INDICATES THAT FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN:

 

  • In any indoor location that is not a residence

  • Outdoors if an individual cannot consistently maintain 6ft. distance from individuals who are not members of their household.

  • While waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private car service, or a riding sharing vehicle.

 

NOTE: Orange requires 2 weeks of case counts under 100 per capita, about 22 per day for Fairfield County

Ohio Department of Health Videos

 

  • Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate
    COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and rigorously tested. Encourage your family and friends to get the vaccine when it is their turn. #InThisTogetherOhio


  • Mental Health Careline
    It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
    Sometimes it’s what you don’t see that says the most. If you or someone you know needs emotional support, we can help. Call the Ohio CareLine 24/7 for free help: 1-800-720-9616.

Wastewater Monitoring for COVID-19

Over the last year, ODH, OEPA, USEPA along with other agencies have been studying wastewater samples from numerous locations in Ohio, the purpose of the study is to look for the presence of COVID virus that can cause disease.  Below is recent information indicating an increase of viral gene copies noted at the Lancaster wastewater treatment plant.

Recent results from the wastewater indicate increasing viral gene copies at the Lancaster wastewater treatment plant:

Facility Name: Lancaster WPCF
Population Served: 24,303
Collection Date: 02.23.2021
Flowrate Sample: 8600000
Flowrate Ld: 32554541
N2_Avg: 10082
Load_N2_Avg: 328206747179
MGC/day: 330000
MGC/person/day: 13.6

For more information regarding Ohio Coronavirus Wastewater Monitoring Network
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The Fairfield Department of Health would like to share the Fairfield Medical Center's link for information on COVID-19 updates.
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Fairfield County Department of Health
Isolation/Quarantine Instructions
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ's

Remember When

Safe. Effective. Rigorously tested. The COVID-19 vaccine is beginning to roll out for older Ohioans and while it will take time before it is available for everyone, it’s the best way to protect our health and help Ohio on the road to recovery. #InThisTogetherOhio


All orders from: Public Health and Governor DeWine
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