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Covid-19 Vaccinations are Now Available at Ross County

Vaccination is the strongest defence against the spread of Covid-19 in our communities. With a full slate of Ross County Fair activities and attendant crowds returning this week after a one-year hiatus in 2020 due to the virus, having easy access to that defence is critical. Adena Health System and the Ross County Health District are working together to provide free vaccines to fairgoers.

From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 11) and Friday (Aug. 13), Adena will provide the one-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to persons 18 and older at a booth in the northwest corner of the Multipurpose Building at the Ross County Fairgrounds. The Ross County Health District will administer the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12 to 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday for parents who wish to have their children vaccinated (Aug. 12).

With the Delta variety of Covid-19 spreading across the country, Adena and the Ross County Health District want to make acquiring the vaccine as easy as possible, as part of each organization’s critical responsibility in caring for the health of our communities. The three Covid-19 vaccines currently available have shown to be effective in lowering serious disease, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by the virus, including the Delta form.

Richard Mizer, MD, has a passion for rural community health that stems from his childhood memories watching his mother deliver care as a registered nurse, as well as a lifetime of experience in the sector. Dr. Mizer’s dedication has been acknowledged by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP), who selected him Ohio Family Physician of the Year for 2021.The award is given yearly by the OAFP to a person who meets and surpasses the criteria for becoming an outstanding family physician. Other requirements include upholding high professional standards and service orientations, offering high-quality, family-centered continuing health care, and participating in community activities.

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