Covid-19 Vaccine Myths vs Facts
WCHD will be at different sites around Warren County this upcoming week at several local libraries offering Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine clinics include:
7/13/21 Mary L. Cook Library 11 AM-1PM
381 Old Stage Road, Waynesville 45068
7/14/21 Franklin Public Library 3pm-5pm
44 East 4th Street, Franklin 45005
7/15/21 Lebanon Public Library 3pm-5pm
101 S Broadway Street, Lebanon 45036
7/16/21 Salem Township Public Library 11am-1pm
535 West Pike Street, Morrow 45152
FREE $50 GIFT CARD for All Ohio Medicaid and MyCare members age 18 and older will receive a $50 gift card for being vaccinated
Bring your Medicaid Plan Member Id Card. COVID-19 vaccines are free and available at no cost!
If you have further questions about vaccine, COVID-19, please call 513-695-2428.
Following the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, the following statement was jointly released by doctors, nurses, and public health leaders regarding the benefits of vaccination.
“The facts are clear: this is an extremely rare side effect, and only an exceedingly small number of people will experience it after vaccination. Importantly, for the young people who do, most cases are mild, and individuals recover often on their own or with minimal treatment. In addition, we know that myocarditis and pericarditis are much more common if you get COVID-19, and the risks to the heart from COVID-19 infection can be more severe.
“The vaccines are safe and effective, and they prevent COVID-19 illness. They will help protect you and your family and keep your community safe. We strongly encourage everyone age 12 and older who are eligible to receive the vaccine under Emergency Use Authorization to get vaccinated, as the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any harm. Especially with the troubling Delta variant increasingly circulating, and more readily impacting younger people, the risks of being unvaccinated are far greater than any rare side effects from the vaccines. If you get COVID-19, you could get severely ill and be hospitalized or even die. Even if your infection is mild, you or your child could face long-term symptoms following COVID-19 infection such as neurological problems or diminished lung function.”
WCHD is now scheduling COVID19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 – 15 years old. Call WCHD today at 513-695-7468 for an appointment or visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov
CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States out of an abundance of caution, effective Tuesday, April 13, after six cases of a rare but serious blood clot condition in individuals who received the J&J vaccine. CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday, April 14, to address this issue. The pause is intended to allow time to prepare healthcare providers to recognize and diagnose patients, treat them appropriately, and report cases that may be related to the vaccine.
As of April 12, 2021, approximately 6.85 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen) have been administered in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reviewing data involving six U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J COVID-19 vaccine that were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). The blood clot was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets. All six cases occurred in women between the ages of 18-49 and between 6-13 days after
People who have received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine within the past three weeks who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath should contact their health care provider.