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COVID-19 Information for Meigs County, OH

Ohio COVID-19 Community Levels as of November 17, 2022 below. 

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COVID-19 Community Levels for the U.S. as of November 17, 2022 below.

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Vaccine Data for Meigs County as of December 1, 2022 below:

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                                                                  State of Ohio Vaccine Data as of December 1, 2022

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Report a Positive COVID-19 At Home Test Kit Result If you took an at home COVID-19 test that was not monitored and you tested positive, please self-report using this form. An example would be the testing kits received from the library. The information you share is private and can only be viewed by Public Health Nurses at the Meigs County Health Department. Someone from the health department will get back to you as soon as we are able. If you submit this form, you do not have to call us to report your positive result. You should receive a message on your screen that says the form was submitted. If you are having trouble submitting or do not have access to internet, please call 740-992-6626 to report your positive result.

Updated COVID-19 boosters add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.

Who is eligible to receive a single booster dose and when:

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

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Beginning Tuesday, August 9th, we will begin vaccinations with the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine.  

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is for those 18 years and up who have not received any other COVID-19 vaccine. It is a series of 2 doses spaced 3 to 8 weeks apart. Schedule your appointment at (CLICK) www.gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. You cannot receive the Novavax vaccine if you have already had any other COVID-19 vaccine.
 
At home rapid COVID tests are difficult, if not impossible for low vision and blind people to use. Blind and low vision users can now order up to 12 tests, and they are a bit more accessible by use of a Bluetooth and a smart phone app. The instructions and the results are read aloud.

PRIMARY SERIES COVID-19 VACCINE

Pfizer-BioNTech

Who should get one booster:

Everyone 12 years and older

Who can get a second booster:

Adults 50 years and older

When to get your booster:

At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster

Which booster can you get:

  • Adults 18 years and older should get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) for the first booster in most* situations
  • The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
  • Teens 12–17 years old may only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster

PRIMARY SERIES COVID-19 VACCINE

Moderna

Who should get one booster:

Adults 18 years and older

Who can get a second booster:

Adults 50 years and older

When to get your booster:

At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster

Which booster can you get:

For the first booster, an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) is preferred in most* situations

The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

PRIMARY SERIES COVID-19 VACCINE

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen*

Who should get a booster:

Adults 18 years and older

Who can get a second booster:

Anyone who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster

Adults 50 years and older who first received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of what type of booster they received

When to get your booster:

At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination

If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster

Which booster can you get:

For the first booster, an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) is preferred in most* situations

The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

**COVID VACCINE BOOSTER UPDATE**
We are now 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 the 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). Go to www.gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule your shot.
If you haven any questions or are not able to schedule your shot online call the health department at 740-992-6626 for help.
Effective February 25, 2022, The CDC changed the prior Federally mandated mask guidance and are now not requiring that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.