“They could always go the other way and come back up,” Patterson said. “So we still do need to be continuing to wear masks and social distancing at least for a couple more months until we can make this permanent.”
The CCCHD still has vaccination appointments available for this week — a change for the health district, who for the last couple of weeks has run out of appointments less than an hour after opening scheduling on Friday morning.
According to the CCCHD, the health district had about 300 appointments still available as of Monday afternoon.
Individuals who are 65 and older, or who are developmentally or intellectually disabled and have a qualifying health condition, qualify for the vaccine.
Qualifying health conditions include cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome, and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta-thalassemia; and solid organ transplant patients.
To schedule an appointment with the health district, residents can contact 937-717-2439 or go to the CCCHD’s website at ccchd.com.
Clark County had 12,101 cases of the coronavirus as of Monday afternoon, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The county also had 312 deaths and 14 probable deaths.
As of Monday, 19,939 vaccination shots have been given in Clark County, according to ODH. That’s roughly 14.87% of the population.
Facts & Figures:
98: COVID-19 cases confirmed in Clark County last week
14: COVID-19 cases confirmed every day last week
9: Months since weekly COVID-19 cases were that low in Clark County