COVID-19 vaccination

Fast Facts
Fayette County Vaccination Provider List
What You Need to Know About Your Vaccination Appointment
Resources for Patients and Providers

Phase 1b of Ohio’s Vaccination Distribution Program – Fast Facts

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine beginning January 19?

Individuals who are 80 and above.

There are 420,000 individuals in the 80 and over age range in Ohio, but Ohio is only expected to receive 100,000 doses of vaccine next week. This means not everyone age 80+ will be able to get the vaccine in the first week, but rather this is the date their eligibility will begin. 

Where can I get a vaccine in Fayette County?

Four providers will offer vaccines to the public, including Fayette County Public Health (FCPH),  Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH), HealthSource of Ohio, and Kroger pharmacy.

Do I have to be a patient or a customer?

Anyone eligible to receive the vaccine may receive it at any location – you do not have to be a patient or customer.

Will there be enough vaccines for everyone?

Vaccines are still VERY limited and will be distributed according to state distribution guidelines. Eventually, every Ohioan will be able to receive a vaccine if they choose to do so. 

How much will the vaccine cost?

The vaccine will be offered at no cost at all locations. Vaccine providers can bill a patient’s insurance for a fee to administer the vaccine, but will not be able to charge the patient. Providers can seek reimbursement for uninsured patients from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.  

IMPORTANT!

  • Once you make an appointment at one of the four locations, you are confirmed to receive the vaccine. Please do not register for the vaccine at multiple locations, this will only slow the distribution of vaccines to others. 
  • After receiving your first dose, you must schedule your second dose from the same location. Due to the different vaccines on the market, you may be asked to go to a different location for your second dose but that determination will be made by the location that administered your first dose.

 The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is actively adding vaccine providers who will be able to give vaccines in addition to the health department. This could include hospitals, physicians, home health providers, and retail pharmacies. ODH has approximately 1,700 providers registered to distribute vaccines. 

Fayette County Vaccination Provider List

Fayette County Public Health 
Website: faycohd.org
Phone: 740-335-5910
Pre-register: https://bit.ly/faycooh1b

FCPH will finish scheduling individuals who are 80 and above and pre-registered and will then schedule those who are 75 and above as supply allows. The pre-registrations are time-stamped. Appointments are first-come, first-served for age-eligible recipients. You do not need to re-register if you have already registered.

**Staff will make calls tomorrow (1/21/2021) to schedule next week’s appointments. Please do not call the office, as we have a limited number of phone lines and we need to keep them available for our staff to schedule the appointments.**

Fayette County Memorial Hospital 
Website: fcmh.org
Vaccinations: https://www.fcmh.org/covid-19/
Phone: 740-333-2743 

FCMH is continuing to vaccinate those 80 years and up at its January 27th and 28th clinics. The public will be notified when appointments for those 75 and older will be accepted.

HealthSource of Ohio
Website:  www.healthsourceofohio.org
Vaccinations: https://www.healthsourceofohio.org/coronavirus-updates/covid-19-vaccination-registration/
Phone: (740) 335-8490 


Kroger 
Website: kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated
Phone:   866-211-5320 

The COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 and to decrease the severity of illness in people who catch the virus that causes the disease. Vaccinating a significant portion of Ohioans will help prevent serious hospitalizations and deaths and allow us to more quickly return to normal. Using all the tools available to help prevent the spread of the virus continues to be critical until a substantial number of Ohioans can be vaccinated.

Continuing to wear masks and social distance will reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Proper prevention measures coupled with the vaccine will provide the best protection from COVID-19. More information about the vaccine is available here.

What You Need to Know About Your Vaccination Appointment at FCPH

Please bring – Your identification.
Please do NOT bring – Extra people. Only the individual who is receiving the vaccine may come to the appointment. An exception will be made for individuals who need assistance.
Screening Form – These forms will be available at your appointment, but if you would like to print & complete it ahead of time, you can find a copy here. The screening questions are time-sensitive – please do not complete and sign the form until the day of your appointment.
Before your vaccine: All patients will be required to participate in a brief health screening upon arrival.
After your vaccine: All patients will be required to stay 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine in order to monitor you for any adverse reactions.

If you have questions that were not addressed here, please ask a staff member when they call you to schedule your appointment. We thank you for your patience as we work to vaccinate our community as quickly and efficiently as possible!

Resources for patients and providers:

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine
Myths Vs. Facts COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccination Program Provider FAQ
COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine
Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
Considerations for People with Underlying Medical Conditions
Different COVID-19 Vaccines
Understanding mRNA Vaccines
What to Expect At Your Vaccination Appointment

Other Resources:

VSafe After Vaccination Health Checker
Moderna EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients
Moderna Overview for Vaccine Recipients
Pfizer-BioNTech EUA Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients