VACCINATION UPDATE:

All Ohioans age 16 and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Note- individuals aged 16-17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use for those under age 18.

SIGN-UP AT https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to receive your vaccine

You may also visit the following pharmacy websites to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

 

CVS Pharmacy - https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Rite Aid Pharmacy - https://www.riteaid.com/covid-vaccine-apt

Walmart - https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302

Marc's Pharmacy - https://www.marcs.com/Home/COVID-19-Vaccine-Update

Discount Drug Mart - https://clinic.discount-drugmart.com/covid/register/

Ohio Mass Vaccination Sites

Ohio’s mass vaccination clinic at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center is open.

 

This week will be the final segment of first doses offered at the site.


An additional 11 stationary mass vaccination clinics and four mobile clinics will opening regionally across Ohio.
Stationary mass vaccination sites will be held at:


• The Knights of Columbus, Lima
• The Lucas County Rec Center, Maumee
• Dayton-Montgomery County Convention Center, Dayton
• The Celeste Center, Columbus
• The Summit County Fairgrounds, Akron
• The site of the former Dillard's at Southern Park Mall, Youngstown
• The Cintas Center, Cincinnati
• The Wilmington Airpark, Wilmington
• Adena Medical Education Center, Chillicothe
• Wayne Street Medical Campus, Marietta
• Colony Square Mall, Zanesville

IF YOU HAVE NO ACCESS TO INTERNET OR COMPUTERS, UNITED WAY WHIRE CAN HELP!

CALL 330-263-6363 and leave a message.  A WHIRE representative will call you back.

Aultman Orrville Hospital, Wayne County Health Department and Wooster Community Hospital to go to online scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Aultman Orrville Hospital, Wayne County Health Department and Wooster Community Hospital are going to online scheduling of vaccine appointments this week.

 

The registry that was shared between the hospitals and the health department that was located on the Wayne County Health Department website has been shut down in favor of online scheduling.   Since there are more vaccine providers in Wayne County, scheduling appointments off the registry had become inefficient because many people that signed up on the registry were able to get their vaccines at the other locations when they were contacted for appointment.      

 

Those who signed up on the registry and have not received a vaccine yet will be contacted by the Health Department for an appointment in the next two weeks.    There are several ways people can register online to receive vaccine in Wayne County. 

 

They can go to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

 

Residents who do not have access to the internet can utilize computers at the public library.  We also encourage you to ask a family member or friend assist you with the process. 

 

If you have no other alternative, you can call the United Way of Holmes and Wayne County WHIRE line at (330) 263-6363 and leave a message, an operator will return your call within 24-48 hours to assist you in the sign-up process.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  1. Doses allocated for each week go first for persons receiving their second dose, with the remainder used for providing the first dose.

  2. United Way WHIRE is helping register for the joint registry between the hospitals for those that do not have Internet access or need assistance: 330-263-6363.

  3. Five different places to pursue vaccination scheduling are available because several of the pharmacy chains have direct federal contracts, and efforts to achieve local coordination of state allocated doses has had limited success.

  4. State officials report that they are attempting to establish a state website to provide a single website to coordinate scheduling  with with participating providers.

Watch the recent 'Q and A' session with Coronavirus experts hosted by the Wayne County Economic Development Council

COVID 19 VACCINATION FOR 1B POPULATION CURRENTLY ON-GOING.

Here are a few 'Frequently Asked Questions' about Coronavirus Vaccination in Wayne County.

How are the vaccines being distributed in Wayne County Ohio?

There are five primary providers of vaccine for the 65 and over population:  The Wayne County Health Department, Aultman Orrville Hospital, Wooster Community Hospital, Marc’s Pharmacy in Wooster, and Discount Drug Mart Pharmacy in Wooster.

 

If I signed up for the vaccine registry, when will I be called to get vaccinated?

If you signed up through the Wayne County Health Department website; or called the United Way WHIRE line, your registration was time and date stamped.  You will be called in the order your registration was received if you are in the age category allowed for that week. 

This registry is shared between the Wayne County Health Department, Wooster Community Hospital and Aultman Orrville Hospital.  One of these three will contact you to schedule your vaccine appointment time and location.   If you signed up through one of the pharmacies, you would need to contact the pharmacy directly.  Remember that your notification call will NEVER ask you to give any personal, financial or insurance information.

 

How can I be sure I am on the list?

We will begin to notify individuals by phone and text to remind you that you are still on the list.

 

How many people in Wayne County have been vaccinated? 

An interactive map showing numbers of people vaccinated is available through the Ohio Department of Health website.  Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov click on the link for COVID-19 Vaccination Program located at the top of the web page.

This link will take your internet browser directly to the page showing vaccination numbers:

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccination-dashboard

 

Will there be enough vaccine to get my second dose?

The answer is YES.  As people are getting their first vaccine, providers will be allocated second doses for anyone that receives a first dose.

 

 

How many doses is Wayne County receiving?

In any given week, all Wayne County providers combined are receiving between 500 and 1000 doses for first doses per week.  We anticipate that weekly allocation will increase as vaccine production ramps up in the coming weeks.  We are committed to getting everyone a vaccine that wants one.  We are asking residents to be patient.  

Why aren’t you just scheduling people when they register on the Wayne County Health Department website?

All vaccine providers get only one-week advance notice on how many vaccines they will receive for the next week.   This makes it difficult to schedule out.

 

What medical conditions qualify people to receive the vaccine during Phase 1B?

Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset, and inherited conditions including cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome, and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta thalassemia; and solid organ transplant patients.  We realize there are other medical conditions that put residents at risk.   This is the prioritized list of conditions currently given by The State of Ohio at this time.

 

As always, The Wayne County Health Department, The Wooster Community Hospital and Aultman-Orrville Hospital are committed to keep the residents of Wayne County healthy and safe.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate through vaccine distribution. 

THESE ARE STILL THE BEST APPROACH TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

The ODH coronavirus disease call center can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.  ODH staffers operate the center seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends.

Remember that the best thing you can do in the face of COVID-19 is to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your community:

  • Wear a face covering any time you are out in public.  Social distancing is still the most effective way to limit the spread of Coronavirus.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.

 

  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
     

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
     

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
     

  • Stay home when you are sick.
     

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
     

  • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.

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