Updated June 17, 2022
COVID-19 Community Levels
In March, the CDC provided new guidelines to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on local COVID cases and hospitalizations. The guidelines use three measures to classify each county’s COVID level as low, medium, or high. Measures include the number of weekly new COVID cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 people and the percent of hospital beds used by COVID patients.
Wood County is currently designated at MEDIUM COVID-19 Community Level.
The following actions are recommended for individuals in communities classified as medium.
Keep your vaccinations up-to-date
Stay home if you are sick
Get tested if your symptoms could be from COVID-19
If you are at high-risk for severe illness:
Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
Have a plan for COVID-19 testing if needed
Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), oral antivirals or monoclonal antibodies
If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe illness:
Consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
Consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
To learn more about COVID-19 Community levels go to COVID-19 by County | CDC.
Updated June 22, 2022
Children Age 6 Months and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
On June 18, the CDC announced its recommendation that children age 6 months and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The decision was made after analyzing substantial data from clinical trials involving thousands of children, confirming the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness for children in this age group.
Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics will offer the following pediatric vaccines at all clinics starting Thursday, June 23:
Appointments are recommended for young children and may be scheduled at Armorvax.com or using the Armorvax App.
Updated June 1, 2022
ovid-19 Booster Eligibility
The CDC expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.
In addition, the CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first booster.
Keep your vaccines up to date by getting the recommended boosters when you are eligible.
Not sure when you are eligible for a booster? Check out our Get Vaccinated page.