Sept. 28, 2023
Here are four key updates since our Sept. 13 E-Newsletter. Scroll down to read more:
- Updated COVID shots are now being administered at CVS, Meijer & Walgreens.
- The Union County Health Department is in process of ordering the updated COVID vaccine. We do not have an ETA on its arrival in office and are not yet making appointments.
- Drive-thru flu clinic scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13. Book appointment here.
- COVID test kits available for every household through a federal program.
Updated COVID Shots for 2023-2024
Per their respective websites, CVS, Meijer and Walgreens pharmacies in Marysville are taking appointments for the new COVID vaccine which has been updated for the 2023-2024 respiratory virus season. Please visit their websites or call to book an appointment or for more information, including accepted insurances.
Since the Federal Emergency Declaration ended in May 2023, COVID vaccination is now part of the private marketplace. Local health departments and other healthcare providers must individually order the new COVID vaccine from the manufacturers. We are in process of ordering a limited quantity of the vaccine. We will start making appointments once we receive confirmation our vaccine is enroute. We will send out an email notice, update the www.unioncountycovid.org and our social media accounts once we can begin scheduling appointments.
For persons without insurance, please call our office to discuss options for COVID-19 vaccination.
Per the CDC, an updated COVID vaccine is recommended for most people age 6 months and older. At least 2 months must have passed since you received a previous COVID shot to get the updated shot.
Drive Thru Flu Clinic on Friday, Oct. 13; Richwood Flu Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 14
The Union County Health Department is holding a drive thru flu vaccination clinic on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made here. Walk-ins welcome as resources allow. Ages 6 months and older are welcome. High dose flu vaccine, recommended for people age 65 and older, will be available. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicare & Medicaid. Vaccine available for uninsured and underinsured adults and children. Only flu shots will be administered. No COVID or other vaccines will be available.
A traditional flu vaccination clinic is also being held inside the Richwood-North Union Library on Oct. 14. Please call (937) 645-2058 to make an appointment. Please request the Richwood location when making the appointment. Ages 6 months and older are welcome. High dose flu vaccine, recommended for people age 65 and older, will be available. No COVID or other vaccines will be available.
An annual flu shot is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. Flu vaccination is one of the best tools we have to protect against serious complications associated with the flu. In Union County, reported flu hospitalizations typically peak in January or February.
COVID Home Tests Still Available
As of Sept. 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Click here to order your free test kits. Before you throw out “expired” tests, click here to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended.
Oct. 03 – Walk to School Day for North Union Schools
Oct. 12 – Walk to School Day for Marysville Elementaries & Creekview
Oct. 13 – Drive Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic
Oct. 14 – Community Tire Round Up
Oct. 14 – Breast & Cervical Cancer Outreach in Richwood
Oct. 14 – Flu Shots in Richwood