PCGHD Vaccine Update – 3/1/21
To register: https://covid-19pcghd.youcanbook.me/
The Pike County General Health District and Pike County EMA have partnered to lead the vaccination process in Pike County. Our goals for Phase 1B vaccinations are to save lives of the most vulnerable citizens and to get kids back in school. The Pike County Emergency Management Agency continues to serve the community as an information and resource support agency and are committed to working with the PCGHD to ensure that we have the support we need to be successful.
We will progress through each segment of Phase 1B and the length of this phase will depend directly upon the amount of vaccine we receive. Our main goal is to get as many people vaccinated as fast as possible — while not stockpiling or wasting any doses. We are hopeful that our allotment of vaccine increases. We are capable of storing thousands of doses of both Moderna and Pfizer vaccine.
Phase 1A: Those eligible in Phase 1A include:
- Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.
- Residents and staff in nursing homes.
- Residents and staff in assisted living facilities.
- Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals.
- People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations.
- Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans.
- EMS responders.
To register: https://covid-19pcghd.youcanbook.me/
Phase 1B: Those eligible in Phase 1B include:
- Ohioans 65 years and older – starting with 80 and older
- Those living with severe congenital, development, or early-onset medical disorders
- School Employees
- 50 – 64 years old can now register
The list of approved conditions for Phase 1B include the following: cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurologic disorders including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Prader Willi Syndrome, Turner Syndrome; severe lung disease including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha- and beta-thalassemia.
How to pre-register for Phase 1B:
We are using Google Forms to schedule individuals who are interested in receiving the vaccine to pre-register. This will make the process more efficient and will ensure no vaccine goes to waste. This will also help in relaying our vaccine needs to the state.
If you are eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1B, please pre-register by using the following form:https://covid-19pcghd.youcanbook.me/ . This form can be found on our website – www.pike-health.org – on our COVID-19 page.
Phase 1C/Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:
For those with Type 1 diabetes, those who are pregnant, bone marrow transplant recipients, those with ALS, those with cancer or who have previously had cancer, children services workers, funeral services worker, law enforcement/corrections officers, and those between the ages of 50 and 64, please use the following link to register:https://covid-19pcghd.youcanbook.me/
Once you pre-register, you will be contacted to schedule once we have available vaccine – you do not need to contact us. We are not scheduling very far in advance because we might not know if we are receiving vaccine until one or 2 days before it arrives – and we may or may not know how many doses.
Health districts in Ohio have planned for mass vaccination for 30 plus years. The PCGHD is capable of vaccinating between 800 and 1,000 individuals in an 8-hour shift. During the 2009 H1N1 Flu outbreak, we vaccinated over 9,000 residents of Pike county. Our mass vaccination plan is updated yearly and includes using the Pike County Fairgrounds for drive-thru vaccinations. We were also able to purchase new vaccine tents, generators, and other necessary supplies with a grant to make this process as efficient as possible. We are fully capable and chomping at the bit to be up and running. The current bottleneck is obviously that we just do not have enough vaccine available. Hopefully, vaccine availability increases substantially once Phase 1B gets rolling so we can implement our plan at full capacity.
We are waiting for details on who will be eligible in Phase 1C, Phase 2, and other phases. We will have additional forms available to pre-register once we have that information.
If anyone is interested in volunteering and helping us with the vaccination process in any capacity, please contact Ginny Dickerson at 740-947-7721 ext. 2022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially needing help to cover our pre-registration line. If you like to talk to people and can use a computer, please let us know.
Vaccines available in Pike County at the following locations:
1. Pike County General Health District-116 South Market Street Waverly, OH 45690 740-947-7721
2. Kroger – 220 Waverly Plaza, Waverly, OH 45690 740-947-0128
3. Fruth Pharmacy – 101 James Rd, Waverly, OH 45690 740-947-5018
4. Brewster’s Hometown Pharmacy – 104 Thornton Dr, Piketon, OH 45661 740-648-3020
5. Walmart – 990 W Emmitt Ave, Waverly, OH 45690 740-947-1700
Johnson & Johnson EUA: https://www.fda.gov/media/146303/download
For the most current COVID-19 information please visit the Pike County General Health District Facebook page.
COVID-19 Call Center
For questions about COVID-19 call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH
Resources for Economic Support: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/covid-19-checklists
Guidance on Dispute Resolutions and Non-Essential Businesses: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/stay-at-home-information/Guidance-on-Dispute-Resolutions-for-Essential-and-Non-Essential-Businesses
CDC Website for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
John Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html