According to the FDA analysis, the Pfizer vaccine is safe and offers strong protection for younger teens and adolescents based on testing of more than 2,000 U.S. clinical trial participants ages 12 to 15. The study found no cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated adolescents compared to those given the placebo. Researchers found the kids developed higher levels of virus-fighting antibodies than earlier studies measured in young adults.
May 13, Noon-4pm – Drive Thru at the Union County Fairgrounds, Marysville
May 13, Noon-1:30pm – Drive Thru at the Northern Union County Fire Dept, Richwood
May 14, 10am-2pm – Drive Thru at the Union County Fairgrounds, Marysville
May 18, 2pm-7pm – In-Office at the Union County Health Dept, Marysville
May 20, 2pm-7pm – In-Office at the Union County Health Dept, Marysville
Walk-ins welcome! Or book an appointment at www.uchdclinic.org or 937-645-2020.
Ohio Offering Vaccine Incentives: Governor Mike DeWine announced last night that Ohio is offering two major incentives to encourage vaccination. Ohioans over age 18 who have received at least one dose of vaccine will be entered into an Ohio lottery to win a $1,000,000. The $1,000,000 prize will be awarded several weeks in a row. Ohioans age 12 to 18 who have received at least one dose of vaccine will be entered into a drawing for a full-ride scholarship to an Ohio college or University.
Union County New Cases Dropping: For the first time since October 2020, Union County’s reported rate of new cases of COVID-19 dropped below the CDC’s threshold for high incidence.
Updates on COVID-19 Testing in Union County: After 11 months of public testing clinics, Lower Lights and the Union County Health Department have concluded the drive thru COVID-19 testing. Free home test kits are now available from the Union County Health Department, the Marysville Public Library, and the Richwood-Northern Union County Library. These Abbot BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test kits use nasal swabs to provide results in minutes, detecting the virus when people are most infectious. The test is self-administered, with telehealth support via video call to ensure proper administration. Please call ahead to request a kit for curbside pickup (Marysville Library and Union County Health Department) or lobby pickup (Richwood-Northern Union Library). These tests are not to be performed inside the libraries or health department. Test kits are recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 or who have known exposure.
Marysville Public Library
231 S. Plum Street
Marysville, OH 43040
937-642-1876 (or TEXT 937-303-8784)
Richwood- North Union Public Library
4 East Ottawa Street
Richwood, OH 43344
Union County Health Department
940 London Avenue
Marysville, OH 43040
Ohio Public Health Orders Expected to be Lifted June 2: Governor Mike DeWine announced last night that he is recommending Ohio’s Public Health orders be lifted June 2. More information is to come, but preliminary indications are that all orders except data reporting orders and orders for Ohio nursing homes and long-term care facilities will be lifted.