The Williams County Health Department has developed community talking points in an effort to provide useful information as we work together to prevent COVID-19 spread in our community.
- In the past 7 days (June 16th – June 23rd), there have been 6 new cases, 0 hospitalizations, & 0 deaths reported. As of 6/17, Williams County is ranked #7 out of 88 counties based on its cases per capita. Williams County has had 38.2 cases per 100,000 population in the last 2 weeks (no longer high incidence), but is much higher than Ohio’s average of 26.8 cases per capita.
- Vaccine Status in Williams County
-Great news: The 65 and older age group has done extremely well getting their COVID-19 vaccines. Over 81% of the 65+ age group have received their first COVID-19 vaccine and about 79% have completed the series. The vaccine is saving lives! There have been zero COVID-19 hospitalizations in Williams County in over 6 weeks. This is the longest we have been without a hospitalization due to COVID-19 throughout the entire pandemic.
-Room for improvement: Williams County is lagging behind the state for vaccinations among the 59 and younger age groups. While the number of new COVID-19 cases is currently low, it is still important for our younger population to get vaccinated before there is another spike in outbreaks. Last summer, there were fewer COVID-19 cases during the summer months but a drastic increase in cases in the fall and winter. This shows that seasonality can be expected with the COVID-19 virus. If not enough of our population is fully vaccinated, we will see an increase in cases & hospitalizations this fall.
-The WCHD would like to encourage everyone 59 and younger to get their COVID-19 vaccine. We have a COVID-19 vaccine RESERVED FOR YOU at the health department!
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine can be convenient! Free vaccine clinics are being held at the following locations:
-Bryan Day-In-The-Park: Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines will be available at the WCHD booth at the Bryan Recreation Park on Saturday, June 26th. The booth will be available from 3:45pm to 6:45pm. Walk-ins are welcome. You may also reserve your spot by registering on bit.ly/WCVaccine or by calling 419-485-3141.
-Montpelier WCHD Clinics: Pfizer clinics take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and J&J clinics take place on Wednesday or Fridays. Walk-in appointments are available during clinic hours. You can make an appointment, or simply arrive at the office for a vaccine. If you would like an appointment, register online (bit.ly/WCVaccine), by phone (419-485-3141), or by texting “VAX” to 419-630-3731.
-Pfizer clinics (12+):
Mondays: 1:15pm – 5:15pm
Tuesdays: 9:30am – 5:15pm
Thursdays: 9:15am – 4:15pm
There will not be a Pfizer clinic on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
-Johnson & Johnson clinics (18+):
J&J clinic days will rotate between Wednesdays & Fridays and will take place from 2pm to 4:30pm.
Upcoming dates: Wednesday, June 30th & Friday, July 9th
Please note that the WCHD clinics will be changing weekdays and hours beginning July 12th. Clinics will offer both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15am-4:30pm. Hours will be updated on the WCHD website.
Source: The Village Reporter