Abby Griesdorn, 937-548-4196 x259
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/12/2022
Second COVID Booster Vaccine
The Darke County Health Department is now offering the second dose COVID-19 booster vaccines on Wednesdays at the Health Department, 300 Garst Avenue, Greenville. This will be walk-in hours, on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. When you come in for your vaccine, please bring your COVID vaccination card with you.
Second dose booster shots are now available for those 50 years and older and people aged 18-49 years that are immunocompromised. Four months have to have passed since the first booster dose for both of these populations. Active cancer, AIDS, and being an organ transplant recipient are examples of immunosuppression. To see the full list of immunocompromised conditions, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.
For billing purposes, those who have medical coverage should bring a copy of their insurance card with them. A copy of the card will be made onsite and the insurance company will be billed for the administration of the vaccine. No patient will have to pay for the COVID vaccine or booster, insured or not. For any questions or additional information on this clinic, please contact the Health Department at 937-548-4196 ext. 224.
9/27/2021 Press Release-Regional Public Health Agencies to Administer COVID-19 Boosters
Free On-site Clinics for Employers!
Attention Area Employers: As a community service, the Darke County COVID-19 Vaccine Coalition is offering FREE ON-SITE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS to local businesses. All you have to do to schedule an on-site vaccine clinic at your company is call one of the phone numbers listed on this webpage: https://bit.ly/2Q5YZKW. Please feel free to share this post to help get the word out. Thank YOU!
Keep up to date on the latest information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) here and at the Darke County General Health District’s Facebook and Twitter
Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine
• Ohio Department of Health (ODH): COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
• Ohio Department of Health (ODH): COVID-19 Vaccines Myths vs. Facts
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine and video
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
• U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): What is an EUA article and video
Ohio Public Health Advisory System
How bad is COVID-19 Part 1- June 26, 2020
How does an epidemic end Part 2- July 2, 2020
Anitbody Testing and Case Counts Info
2/12/2021- See amended order allowing self-service food stations and buffets to reopen in food service operations with exceptions!
Food Facilities Guidelines to Reopen
Closed Building Flushing and Disinfection Procedures
Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service Restoration
Letter to Building Owners Occupants and Tenants– Water Supply
Chlorination of Private Water Well
Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting
Responsible Restart Ohio- Businesses and Employees
Letter to Farmers Market Managers
Grocery, Mental Resources, and Food Pantry Info Here!
News Release WHC Announces Curbside COVID-19 Testing FINAL
COVID-19 can be spread by an individual before that person shows any symptoms or feels ill. While most COVID-19 cases are mild, it’s very infectious and those who are 60 years old or older and those with long term medical conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms. The Darke County Health Department wants to remind younger people that not only are they potential carriers of COVID-19 and could pass it along to older people, they can also become ill as well. This is a community spread situation and it is important that everyone do their part to help stop the spread of disease by practicing social distancing and maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people and staying home when you are sick. Coronavirus is highly contagious. Click here for information on COVID-19 and Community Spread. Also, please follow these health tips:
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Practice physical distancing by staying 6 ft. from others.
*Note: Individuals that work in Darke County may not be considered Darke County cases.
Please call 937-548-4196 option 5 for Darke County COVID-19 related questions.
Keep up to date with Wayne Healthcare
Ohio Information– www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or #COVID19OhioReady
Current cases and Map View Dashboard
All Ohio COVID-19 related Orders.
Ohio Department of Health- Call Center – The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
Nice factsheets and checklists on various items of concern can be found here!
More information for the United States can be found at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Global Health information on Coronavirus can be found at the World Health Organization’s (WHO)