COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone Achieved- More Individuals Vaccinated with 1st Dose than Reported Cases

The number of Clinton County residents vaccinated with their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine now exceeds the total number of known reported cases of the virus. On Monday, February 8, 2021, the number of vaccinated Clinton County residents reached 3,200 individuals while the total number of known cases is currently 3,190 since March 2020.

The total percentage of the population now vaccinated with one dose is 7.62%. The number of individuals that have completed their 2nd dose is 763 (1.82%). Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are a two dose series with a 94% and a 95% efficacy, respectively. Nearly, 54% of those age 80 and older have been vaccinated with 1 dose in Clinton County.

“The Clinton County Health District (CCHD) and our other COVID vaccine provider partners are working tirelessly to administer these vaccines to the community,” said Pamela Walker-Bauer, Clinton County Health Commissioner, “We have numerous professionals that have come out of retirement as a part of the Clinton County Medical Reserve Corps to volunteer their skilled services to the community in support of this Mass Vaccination effort”.

Clinton County has over 7,000 COVID-19 vaccine eligible individuals age 65 years and older. Vaccine is scarce and we are working as quickly as possible to vaccinate our priority populations. Please be patient, especially as all vaccine providers are experiencing high call volume.

The CCHD is expected to continue to host phone banks on Fridays from 9AM to 11AM to schedule for available CCHD vaccine slots for the following week. The phone bank functions as a “vaccine lottery” for those eligible to receive vaccine from the CCHD. The number to call is (937) 382-3829, option 0 (zero). If the phone rings busy during these hours, please do not leave a message but hang up and try again. Only those who speak directly to a CCHD staff member can be scheduled.  CCHD will revert to our on-line scheduling system as vaccine supplies increase.

Currently, there are 5 total COVID-19 vaccine providers in Clinton County including: CCHD, Clinton Memorial Hospital, HealthSource in Wilmington, CVS in Wilmington and Kroger Little Clinic in Blanchester.

If you are unable to get an appointment with the CCHD, you may visit Ohio’s Vaccine Provider webpage to find other vaccine providers.  This page of providers is updated as new providers become available, not only in Clinton County but also throughout Ohio. The web address of this page is: https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

Second Doses for Age 75+ Vaccines – Those individuals age 75 and older vaccinated with their 1st doses on either January 28 or 29 by the CCHD, will begin receiving calls from a representative from our office on Thursday or Friday to remind you of your appointment date and time for your 2nd dose.

For more information, please visit our website at https://co.clinton.oh.us/departments/HealthDistrict. For the latest updates, follow us on our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Renee Quallen, Public Information Officer

937.382.3829 or rquallen@clincohd.com

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