COVID vaccine update

1,536 more Richland County residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose since the last report on May 24, according to Richland Public Health.

ONTARIO – Are you ready to get vaccinated but unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic? Ohio has begun making the COVID-19 vaccine available to eligible homebound Ohioans.

Why should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are not going out?

Even if you don’t leave the home often, it is still important to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Many homebound individuals have:

Medical conditions that can make them more susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness.

Caregivers coming into their home. These helpers often visit others and could unknowingly spread the virus from one homebound patient to the next.

Loved ones who want to come visit but don’t want to put their unvaccinated friends and family at risk.

Find out if you qualify for Ohio’s homebound vaccine program. Contact the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Vaccine Information line at 567-247-6503. Calls answered and returned Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers and resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.

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