CCHD announces next phone bank for COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 70 & up; 3 local deaths reported

3 local COVID-related deaths reported

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WILMINGTON – The Clinton County Health District (CCHD) will host its next phone bank to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those individuals 70 years old and older.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, Clinton County residents may call 937-382-3829, option 0 (zero) for appointments for the week of Feb. 1. Please note:

• Do not leave a message, we will be unable to return your call.

• If you do not reach a staff member, please hang up and call again.

• If you or your loved one is not age 70 and older, please do not call for an appointment. Doing so takes away resources to serve those that are not comfortable using computer technology.

CCHD will be providing the Pfizer brand vaccine for these appointments. It is a 2-dose series given approximately 21 days apart and requires a special ultra-cold freezer to store safely. The Board of Clinton County Commissioners used CARES Act funding to purchase this equipment.

If you are unable to get an appointment with the CCHD, you may visit Ohio’s Vaccine Provider webpage to find other vaccine providers. It is updated as new providers become available — not only in Clinton County but also throughout Ohio — at

School staff vaccines

Ohio’s K-12 teachers and those school personnel necessary to provide in person education to students begin also begin Feb. 1. Due to the scarcity of vaccine, this process will take weeks.

CCHD officials meet weekly with K-12 administrators for COVID-related planning. Teachers and staff with questions should contact their school administrators.

3 local deaths

Three new COVID-related deaths were reported to the CCHD Tuesday. All three were women — one in her 70s, one in her 50s, and one in her 40s.

Out of respect for the families and friends of these women, no additional information will be released. We offer our deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

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3 local COVID-related deaths reported

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