6/16/2022 Weekly COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

Fayette County Public Health received reports of 35 new COVID cases and six new hospitalizations as of the latest weekly COVID-19 update released by the Ohio Department of Health. At-home tests are now widely available and do not get reported to the local health department. As a result, the number of positive cases can be expected to be higher than reported. If you test positive for COVID, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for isolation and notify your close contacts.

  • 8019 cases (+35)
  • 501 hospitalizations (+6)
  • 122 deaths (no change)
  • 7785 presumed recovered (+30)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 6/08/2022)

Fayette County: 234.9 per 100,000 (down from 245.4)

Ohio:  251.9 per 100,000 (down from 267.8)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death.  Fayette County Public Health will offer all 3 COVID vaccines and boosters on Tuesdays in June from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the health department office. Appointments can be made by calling 740-335-5910 or visiting faycohd.org/events.

Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed. To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccination status in Fayette County

  • 13,525 started (47%)
  • 12,643 completed (44%)
  • 6181 first booster
  • 813 second booster

Fayette County Public Health will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observation of the Juneteenth holiday.

6/9/2022 Weekly Update

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

There were 36 new COVID cases and no new hospitalizations reported in Fayette County in the last seven days. At-home tests are now widely available and do not get reported to the local health department. As a result, the number of positive cases can be expected to be higher than reported. If you test positive for COVID, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for isolation and notify your close contacts.

  • 7984 cases (+36)
  • 495 hospitalizations (no change)
  • 122  deaths (no change)
  • 7755 presumed recovered (+32)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 6/08/2022)

Fayette County: 245.4 per 100,000 (up from 224.4)

Ohio:  267.8 per 100,000 (down from 275.2)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death.  Fayette County Public Health will offer all three COVID vaccines and boosters on Tuesdays in June from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the health department office. Appointments can be made by calling 740-335-5910 or visiting faycohd.org/events.

Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed.  To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccination status in Fayette County

  • 13,520 started (47%)
  • 12,638 completed (44%)
  • 6169 first booster
  • 781 second booster

For more information about the clinics and programs at Fayette County Public Health, visit their website at faycohd.org.

6/3/2022 Sports Physicals / COVID Update

Fayette County Public Health will offer sports physicals in June and July. Insurance can be billed or the cash price is $40. Dates are:

  • June 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.
  • June 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • July 25, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.

The paperwork can be completed ahead of time for faster service. It is available here.

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

There were 34 new COVID cases and no new hospitalizations reported in Fayette County in the last seven days. At-home tests are now widely available and do not get reported to the local health department. As a result, the number of positive cases can be expected to be higher than reported. If you test positive for COVID, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for isolation and notify your close contacts.

  • 7948 cases (+34)
  • 495 hospitalizations (no change)
  • 122  deaths (no change)
  • 7723 presumed recovered (+26)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 6/01/2022)

Fayette County: 224.4 per 100,000 (up from 210.3)

Ohio:  275.2 per 100,000 (down from 291.1)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death.  Fayette County Public Health will offer all 3 COVID vaccines and boosters on Tuesdays in June from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the health department office. Appointments can be made by calling 740-335-5910 or visiting faycohd.org/events.

Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed.  To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccination status in Fayette County

  • 13,515 started (47%)
  • 12,629 completed (44%)
  • 6145 first booster
  • 741 second booster

Late clinics, mammograms, sports physicals, and more coming to FCPH

5/27/2022

Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) has released the schedule of upcoming clinics and programs offered at the health department. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule or for more information.

Sports physicals to be offered

Sports physicals will be offered in June and July. Insurance can be billed or the cash price is $40. Dates are:

  • June 6, 8:30-11:30, 1-3:30
  • June 23, 8:30-11:30
  • July 25, 8:30-11:30, 1-3:30

The paperwork can be completed ahead of time for faster service. It is available on the health department’s website, faycohd.org.

Late hours available for immunizations

FCPH nurses will offer an immunization clinic with extended hours on Thursday, June 2. Childhood and adult immunizations will be offered by appointment until 7 p.m. by appointment only. Kindergartners, 7th graders and 12th graders are required to have updated immunizations before they can start the school year.

Late hours for reproductive health and wellness

The Reproductive Health & Wellness clinic will offer an after-hours clinic on Wednesday, June 15 until 7 p.m. Clients will see a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) who can prescribe birth control, perform gynecological exams, and test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

Community Health Fair & Family Fun Day

Fayette County Public Health will take part in the 30th annual Community Health Fair & Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 11 at Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Avenue. The hours are 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for free and reduced-price health screenings and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for family fun activities. For more information visit faycohd.org.

Baby Massage

Baby massage classes are available to anyone with a child age 6 weeks through crawling. These classes are led by a certified infant massage instructor and retired pediatric occupational therapist. Baby massage promotes bonding, helps babies sleep and it can also help to decrease colic and constipation. Call to schedule.

Safe Sitters

FCPH will again offer the popular Safe Sitters course. The one-day course covers safety skills including indoor, outdoor, online, and personal safety; childcare skills including child development and behavior management; first aid and rescue skills including injury prevention and management, choking rescue and CPR; and life and business skills including screening jobs and setting fees. There are two dates to choose from, June 14 or July 13. The class is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and students are asked to pack their lunch. The cost is $50. Registration ends June 3. Call the health department to register.

Adena to bring 3D mammography to FCPH

Adena will bring the Mobile Mammography Coach to Fayette County Public Health on Monday, August 8 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Appointments are required. Please be sure to bring your driver’s license, insurance card and physician information with you the day of your exam. The paperwork which must be completed and returned ahead of time is available here.

5/27/2022 Weekly COVID Update

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

There were 38 new COVID cases and two new hospitalizations reported in Fayette County in the last seven days. At-home tests are now widely available and do not get reported to the local health department. As a result, the number of positive cases can be expected to be higher than reported. If you test positive for COVID, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for isolation and notify your close contacts.

  • 7914 cases (+38)
  • 495 hospitalizations (+2)
  • 122  deaths (no change)
  • 7697 presumed recovered (+21)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 5/25/2022)

Fayette County: 210.3 per 100,000 (up from 182.3)

Ohio:  291.1 per 100,000 (up from 269.0)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death. 

Fayette County Public Health will offer all 3 COVID vaccines and boosters on Tuesday, May 31, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the health department office. Appointments can be made by calling 740-335-5910 or visiting faycohd.org/events.

Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed.  To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccination status in Fayette County

  • 13,508 started (47%)
  • 12,622 completed (44%)
  • 6127 first booster
  • 693 second booster

FCPH closed on Monday

Fayette County Public Health will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.

Ohio Department of Health, WIC program working to aid families during formula shortage


COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA today announced that department officials requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allow for greater flexibilities in order to expand access to infant formula for families amidst the national formula shortage.

“We recognize that many Ohio families are finding themselves struggling to find appropriate food for their infants, and we are advocating for them,” said Dr. Vanderhoff. “We have been in ongoing and direct communication with formula manufacturers, and USDA and HHS leadership, urging them to do all they can to promptly reduce barriers to formula access.”

While Ohio’s Women, Infant, and Children’s program (WIC), the program that provides nutrition assistance to young families, contracts with Mead Johnson and not Abbott, the company experiencing the shortage, the department has applied for USDA waivers to potentially extend even more flexibilities to families purchasing infant formula using WIC
benefits.

The WIC program currently has waivers in place to add additional formula choice and size options for impacted specialty formulas to provide greater options for families. At the local level, WIC staff are working closely with impacted participants to help them locate the appropriate formula, including contacting physicians and retail outlets to problem solve and identify additional options.      In addition, WIC staffers have met with vendors and retailers asking them to rapidly stock shelves as additional formula arrives.

Many participants in the WIC program have medically complex needs and are on prescription formulas. WIC works with dietitians and healthcare providers to find the best solution to keep these infants healthy.

For families impacted by the infant formula shortage, the department recommends:
• Never dilute your formula. Diluting infant formula with water or other liquids can be dangerous and even life-threatening for babies.
• Do not try to make homemade formula. Homemade formulas often have inadequate amounts of critical nutrients. Other consequences can include severe nutritional imbalances to foodborne illnesses, both of which can be life-threatening.
• Consult with your infant/child’s healthcare provider for specific nutrition recommendations as they will know best what is right for your child.
• Call the store to ask about product availability.
• If you do not see the formula you need on the shelf, consider kindly asking a store associate for assistance.
• If you rely on WIC benefits for your formula and are unable to locate it at a WIC vendor, consider going to a nonWIC store to purchase formula with your SNAP or TANF benefits.
• Consider talking to the pharmacy to ask for help if your child is on a specialized formula.
• If your child is on a specialty or medical formula, call their healthcare provider to ask about adjusting their prescription to an appropriate alternative formula.
• If you need help increasing milk supply, reach out to WIC for help or call the 24/7 Breastfeeding Hotline at 888-588-3423 or text “BFHOTLINE” to 839863.
• If funds are available, and a medical need is present, pasteurized donor milk may be available, at cost, through the Ohio Health Mother’s Milk Bank: (614) 566-0630.
• Those participating in WIC may contact the state office at 1-800-755-GROW (4769) or their local WIC office for assistance.

5/20/2022 COVID Update

5/20/2022

CDC expands COVID booster eligibility to everyone 5 and older

Following yesterday’s meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), CDC is expanding the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Since the pandemic began, more than 4.8 million children ages 5 through 11 have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 15,000 have been hospitalized and, tragically, over 180 have died. As cases increase across the country, a booster dose will safely help restore and enhance protection against severe disease.

In addition, CDC is strengthening its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first.  Over the past month, the CDC has seen steady increases in cases, with a steep and substantial increase in hospitalizations for older Americans. While older Americans have the highest coverage of any age group of first booster doses, most older Americans received their last dose (either their primary series or their first booster dose) many months ago, leaving many who are vulnerable without the protection they may need to prevent severe disease, hospitalization, and death.

Whether it is your first booster or your second, if you haven’t had a vaccine dose since the beginning of December 2021 and you are eligible, now is the time to get one. (Source: CDC)

COVID cases on the rise

As COVID cases continue to increase in the county, Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) recommends that you stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms. There have been 52 cases reported to FCPH in the past two weeks, with 30 of those reported in the past seven days. At-home tests are now widely available and do not get reported to the local health department, so the number of new COVID cases in the community will be higher than the number reported by FCPH.

People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Anyone may choose to mask at any time. These recommendations are based on CDC guidance.

Isolation Guidelines.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results:

Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.*

  • To keep others safe in your home, wear a mask, stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • Do not travel for 10 days.
  • If you can’t wear a mask, stay home and away from other people for 10 days.
  • To calculate the recommended time frames, day 0 is the day you were tested if you don’t have symptoms or the date your symptoms started.
  • Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your test results and available treatment options. Watch for symptoms, especially fever. If you have an emergency warning sign, such as trouble breathing or persistent chest pain or pressure, seek emergency medical care immediately.

Day 6: Do a self-check. How are you feeling?

You could have a loss of taste or smell for weeks or months after you feel better. These symptoms should not delay the end of isolation.

  • No symptoms or symptoms improving.
  • No fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours: You can leave isolation. Keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public for 5 more days (days 6-10).
  • Symptoms not improving and/or still have a fever: Continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever stops without using fever-reducing medication and your symptoms have improved.
  • After you feel completely better, keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public through day 10.

*If you are moderately or severely ill (including being hospitalized or requiring intensive care or ventilation support) or immunocompromised, please talk to your healthcare provider about when you can end isolation. 

Recommendations for Close Contacts (Quarantine)

You were a close contact if you were less than 6 feet away from someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (excluding K-12 settings).

Here’s what to do to protect others:

  • Quarantine if you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines or didn’t have COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. If you are up to date or had COVID-19 in the past 90 days you do not have to quarantine.
  • Avoid travel through day 10.
  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
  • Get Tested
  • Get a COVID-19 test on or after day 5 or if you have symptoms. People who had COVID-19 in the past 90 days should only get tested if they develop symptoms.
    • You tested negative. You can leave your home.
      • Keep wearing a mask in public and when traveling through day 10.
    • You tested positive or have symptoms.
      • Isolate away from other people. Stay home for at least 5 days and follow steps for isolation.
      • Do not travel for 10 days.

If you are unable to get tested, you can leave your home after day 5 if you have not had symptoms. Keep wearing a mask in public and avoid travel through day 10.

To calculate the recommended time frames, day 0 is the date you last had close contact to someone with COVID-19.

If you can’t wear a mask, stay home (quarantine) and away from other people, and do not travel for 10 days.

Free at-home COVID tests are available

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order a third round of free at-home COVID tests. These can be ordered at covid.gov/tests.

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death. 

All clinics are at the health department office. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics. Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed. Questions can be directed to the health department at 740-335-5910. 

  • May 23 –  Moderna 
  • May 24 – All 3 COVID vaccines
  • May 25  – Johnson & Johnson
  • May 27 – Pfizer


To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccinations

  • 13,507 started (47%)
  • 12,615 completed (44%)
  • 6099 first booster
  • 590 second booster

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • 7876 cases (+30)
  • 493 hospitalizations (no change)
  • 122  deaths (+1)
  • 7676 presumed recovered (+16)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 4/27/2022)

Fayette County: 182.3 per 100,000 (up from 147.2)

Ohio:  269.0 per 100,000 (up from 205.7)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

5/16/2022 COVID Update

Despite the increase in the number of COVID cases reported to Fayette County Public Health, the community risk level in Fayette County remains low as there has not been a corresponding increase in hospitalizations or deaths. Twenty-four new cases have been reported in the last seven days. 

Fayette County Public Health recommends that you stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms. People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. These recommendations are based on CDC guidance.

Isolation Guidelines.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results:

Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.*

  • To keep others safe in your home, wear a mask, stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • Do not travel for 10 days.
  • If you can’t wear a mask, stay home and away from other people for 10 days.
  • To calculate the recommended time frames, day 0 is the day you were tested if you don’t have symptoms, or the date your symptoms started.
  • Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your test results and available treatment options. Watch for symptoms, especially fever. If you have an emergency warning sign, such as trouble breathing or persistent chest pain or pressure, seek emergency medical care immediately.

Day 6: Do a self-check. How are you feeling?

You could have a loss of taste or smell for weeks or months after you feel better. These symptoms should not delay the end of isolation.

  • No symptoms or symptoms improving.
  • No fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours: You can leave isolation. Keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public for 5 more days (days 6-10).
  • Symptoms not improving and/or still have fever: Continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever stops without using fever-reducing medication and your symptoms have improved.
  • After you feel completely better, keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public through day 10.

*If you are moderately or severely ill (including being hospitalized or requiring intensive care or ventilation support) or immunocompromised, please talk to your healthcare provider about when you can end isolation. 

Recommendations for Close Contacts (Quarantine)

You were a close contact if you were less than 6 feet away from someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (excluding K-12 settings).

Here’s what to do to protect others:

  • Quarantine if you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines or didn’t have COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. If you are up to date or had COVID-19 in the past 90 days you do not have to quarantine.
  • Avoid travel through day 10.
  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
  • Get Tested
  • Get a COVID-19 test on or after day 5 or if you have symptoms. People who had COVID-19 in the past 90 days should only get tested if they develop symptoms.
    • You tested negative. You can leave your home.
      • Keep wearing a mask in public and when traveling through day 10.
    • You tested positive or have symptoms.
      • Isolate away from other people. Stay home for at least 5 days and follow steps for isolation.
      • Do not travel for 10 days.

If you are unable to get tested, you can leave your home after day 5 if you have not had symptoms. Keep wearing a mask in public and avoid travel through day 10.

To calculate the recommended time frames, day 0 is the date you last had close contact to someone with COVID-19.

If you can’t wear a mask, stay home (quarantine) and away from other people, and do not travel for 10 days.

Booster

FCPH offers a second booster dose of COVID vaccines to the following groups of individuals:

  • Adults who are 50 years of age and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.
  • Individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.
  • Individuals who are between 18-49 years old who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first Janssen booster dose (Johnson & Johnson).

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death. 

All clinics are at the health department office. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics. Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed. Questions can be directed to the health department at 740-335-5910. 

  • May 16 –  Moderna 
  • May 17 – All 3 COVID vaccines
  • May 18  – Johnson & Johnson
  • May 19 – Pfizer
  • To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccinations

  • 13,507 started (47%)
  • 12,609 completed (44%)
  • 6089 first booster
  • 544 second booster

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • 7846 cases (+24)
  • 493 hospitalizations (no change)
  • 121 deaths (+no change)
  • 7660 presumed recovered (+6)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 4/27/2022)

Fayette County: 147.2 per 100,000 (up from 119.2)

Ohio: 205.7 per 100,000 (up from 146.9)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

4/28/2022 COVID Update

Extended Hours Immunization Clinic at Fayette County Public Health

Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) will offer an extended hours immunization clinic on May 5 until 7 p.m. at the health department office. Childhood and adult immunizations will be offered, however, COVID vaccines will not be available at this clinic. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 740-335-5910. 

FCPH will also continue to provide immunizations by appointment between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. every Thursday. COVID vaccines are available four days a week and the schedule can be viewed at faycohd.org/events.

Back-to-school Immunizations at Cherry Hill

FCPH nurses will offer back-to-school immunizations during Cherry Hill kindergarten registration on May 2 from 4-6 p.m. and May 11 from 2-4 p.m.  Both events will be held in the cafeteria at Cherry Hill Primary. 

Children entering kindergarten are required to have updated immunizations before starting the school year.  Parents are asked to bring a copy of the child’s insurance card if their child will be receiving vaccines. Questions may be directed to the FCPH clinical staff at 740-335-5910.

Low Community Risk Level

The two-week incidence of new COVID cases in Fayette County has increased during the latest reporting period, from 31.6 per 100,000 to 77.1. The COVID community level remains low, and an additional booster is available for certain vulnerable populations.

In communities where transmission is low, it is recommended to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms. People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Booster

FCPH now offers a second booster dose of COVID vaccines to the following groups of individuals:

  • Adults who are 50 years of age and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.
  • Individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.
  • Individuals who are between 18-and 49 years old who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first Janssen booster dose (Johnson & Johnson).

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death. 

All clinics are at the health department office. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics. 

Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed. Questions can be directed to the health department at 740-335-5910. 

  • May 2 –  Moderna 
  • May 3 – All 3 COVID vaccines
  • May 4  – Johnson & Johnson
  • May 6 – Pfizer

To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccinations

  • 13,479 started (47%)
  • 12,585 completed (44%)
  • 6049 first booster
  • 416 second booster

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

  • 7804 cases (+16)
  • 493 hospitalizations (+1)
  • 121 deaths (+1)
  • 7650 presumed recovered (+8)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending 4/27/2022)

Fayette County: 77.1 per 100,000 (up from 31.6)

Ohio: 111.7 per 100,000 (up from 81.5)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

4/21/2022 COVID Update


The number of new COVID cases reported in Fayette County has decreased over the last two weeks (from 45.6 per 100,000 to 31.6) while the number of new COVID cases in the state has increased (from 56.6 per 100,000 to 81.5).

The COVID community level remains low, and an additional booster is available for certain vulnerable populations. In communities where transmission is low, it is recommended to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms. People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.


Booster


FCPH is offering a second booster dose of COVID vaccines to the following groups of individuals:

  • Adults who are 50 years of age and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.
  • Individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.
  • Individuals who are between 18-49 years old who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their first Janssen booster dose (Johnson & Johnson).

Vaccination Schedule


COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death. All clinics are at the health department office. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule. There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics. Please bring your COVID Vaccination Record if you have already received at least one dose and your health insurance card if you are getting a flu shot. 

  • April 25  –  Moderna 
  • April 26 – All 3 COVID vaccines
  • April 27  – Johnson & Johnson
  • April 29  Pfizer
  • To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events 

COVID-19 vaccinations

  • 13,468 started (47%)
  • 12,571 completed (44%)
  • 6020 first booster
  • 250 second booster 

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • 7788 cases (+5)
  • 492 hospitalizations (+1)
  • 121 deaths (no change)
  • 7642 presumed recovered (+9) 

Cases Per 100,000: (14 day period ending 4/20/2022)

Fayette County: 31.6 per 100,000

Ohio: 81.5 per 100,000 

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.