COVID-19 Vaccine Information
For Preble County
Preble County Public Health (PCPH) is continuing its COVID-19 Vaccination Program for those individuals who are in Phase 1A as determined by the Ohio Department of Health. Phase 1A population groups are defined as healthcare providers and long-term care facility staff and residents.
PCPH is providing COVID-19 vaccine to the following Phase 1A* groups:
Federally Qualified Health Centers staff
Primary Care practitioners not affiliated with hospitals
Urgent Care Centers staff
home health care staff
Individuals with developmental disabilities and those with mental health/substance use disorders who live in group homes and residential facilities and staff at those centers
This round of vaccination is not open to the general public.
PCPH is contacting in advance, Phase 1A groups. PCPH is not providing vaccination to hospital workers or those who live or work in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Those vaccinations are being provided by hospital systems and by local pharmacies.
Public Health is only vaccinating Phase 1A individuals who live or work in Preble County. If you do not live or work in Preble County, you must contact your local health department for vaccination information in your area.
Phase 1B Vaccination Update (1-7-2021)
During his press conference on January 7, 2021, Governor Dewine announced plans for additional vaccine allocations targeted for vaccination of Phase 1B population groups as determined by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
Phase 1B population groups are defined as:
individuals 80 and older
individuals 75 and older
individuals 70 and older
individuals 65 and older
individuals with severe, congenital, developmental and early onset medical disorders
K-12 school teachers and staff - only for schools which elect to be in-person or offer a hybrid model by March 1.
The following information is a synopsis of Phase 1B vaccine allocation:
The Ohio Department of Health anticipates rollout to begin the week of January 18.
Allocation of Phase 1B vaccine is planned for multiple enrolled vaccine providers such as health departments, hospitals, Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers, primary care practitioners, and pharmacies. The exact distribution has not been determined and providers will be phased in as vaccine supply increases.
Based on the existing vaccine supply constraints (ODH currently receives approximately 100,000 doses per week), Phase 1A and 1B vaccinations may span multiple months.
Vaccine allocation for Phase 1B populations will begin as follows:
Week of January 18: individuals age 80 and older
Week of January 25: individuals age 75 and older
Week of February 1: individuals age 70 and older
Week of February 8: individuals age 65 and older
Week of January 25: individuals with severe, congenital, developmental and early onset medical disorders
Week of February 1: K-12 school teachers and staff only for schools which elect to be in-person or offer a hybrid model by March 1
PCPH will provide information about vaccinating Phase 1B individuals who live or work in Preble County in the near future.
There is no waiting list or registration at this time. PCPH will notify the public when Phase 1B begins through local news media, our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PrebleCoHealth and our website preblecountyhealth.org/vaccine.
PCPH asks for patience as we continue to work through vaccinating the Phase 1A & 1B priority groups.
Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine
For more information of on the COVID-19 vaccination please check out these sources for information on the vaccine.
Ohio Department of Health (ODH): COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Ohio Department of Health (ODH): COVID-19 Vaccines Myths vs. Facts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work