“Your local health department’s emergency preparedness program continues to provide life-saving vaccines in your area,” said Melissa Howell, Greene County Health Commissioner. “These programs will continue to help in the fight against COVID-19 as long as there is a need. “
“Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19,” said Jeff Cooper, Public Health Commissioner of Dayton and Montgomery County.
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“Even though we start some individuals with booster doses, we cannot lose sight of the urgency of getting a first dose,” said Charles Patterson, Clark County Health Commissioner. “We urge those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible to reduce the recent spate of serious illness and hospitalizations.”
Agencies said that with the dominance of the Delta variant as a circulating strain and COVID-19 cases increasing dramatically in the United States, a recall will help strengthen protection against serious illness in populations at high risk of disease. exposure to COVID-19 or complications of serious illness.
He also said the Ohio Department of Health will also assess with similar urgency the data available in the coming weeks to quickly make additional recommendations for other populations or individuals who have received the Moderna or Johnson vaccines. Johnson.
People who have previously received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or the Moderna vaccine are not eligible to receive a booster dose at this time.
Previously, a small group of people with weakened immune systems were considered eligible for a third dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and had already received those doses in Ohio.