Winter storm won’t impact Greene County vaccinations this week

Winter storm won’t impact Greene County vaccinations this week
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GREENE COUNTY — Despite the snow, Greene County Public Health will remain on schedule for its vaccination clinics set for Wednesday and Thursday.

No clinic had been scheduled for Tuesday. Laurie Fox, Greene County Public Health Public Information Officer, said their clinic, operated at the Russ Research Facility on Indian Ripple Road, will be ready to vaccinate people who have been given an appointment for this week.

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“Hopefully, we are not going to have any problems,” Fox said, “The plows are going to be out and we are on schedule.”

While the snowfall has stopped, cold weather could be a concern for people venturing out for the vaccine.

The Health District has made accommodations with the cold weather in mind.

“They don’t have to wait outside when they come to this location. They will be able to get inside, out of the cold, because we know it is going to be very cold. So they don’t have to worry about that,” Fox said.

No additional appointments for the vaccine are available this week in Greene County and with most providers. There is far more demand for the vaccine than the supply. Fox said the hope is that the vaccine shipments to Ohio will increase in the coming weeks. She said her agency is prepared to ramp up delivery of the vaccine when more supply is available.