Registration full for Public Health COVID vaccination clinic this week

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Registration is full for a free Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County OVID-19 vaccination clinic next week.

Registration opened at 8:30 a.m. Friday A message posted at 3 p.m. on Public Health’s website said that all clinic spots were filled.

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The clinic is open to residents 65 and older and those with qualifying severe congenital and early onset disorders were eligible to register as part of the state’s Phase 1B vaccine rollout. However, due to limited supply, registration was limited to the first 1,713 people, according to a release from the health department.

The vaccine clinic is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St.

Along with Ohioans 65 and older, Ohioans with developmental or congenital conditions, or early-onset medical disorders are eligible to receive the vaccine. This group was identified as having a high-risk of an adverse reaction if they become infected with the coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine previously said.

Residents must be 16 or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Eligible conditions for those younger than 65 include: sickle cell anemia; Down syndrome; cystic fibrosis; muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy; spina bifida; people born with severe heart defects requiring regular specialized care; people with severe type 1 diabetes who have been hospitalized for this in the past year; phenylketonuria, Tay-Sachs and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders; epilepsy with continuing seizures, hydrocephaly, microcephaly and other severe neurological disorders; Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and other severe genetic disorders; people with severe asthma who have been hospitalized for this in the past year; alpha and beta thalassemia; and solid organ transplant candidates and recipients.

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What you need to know:

Participants must show proof of age and Montgomery County residency, examples include driver’s license or photo ID, physician statement (including shot records), census records, U.S. Passport, etc.

Participants can be accompanied by someone, but those individuals will not be able to receive a vaccine during this clinic.

Participants will be seated and socially distanced during the vaccination and recovery period

Public Health staff will be available to direct participants to the clinic area.

Vaccination will be provided free of charge.

Parking is available at the Dayton Transportation Center, 200 S. Jefferson St.

For updates about future vaccination clinics, visit www.phdmc.org

Due to limited vaccine supply, no Phase 1A first dose vaccinations are available during this clinic.

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