COVID-19 FAQs – Vaccines

Question – “How does Greene County plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine?”

Answer- Greene County has identified eight sites in the county where vaccination clinics will take place. Additionally, other healthcare providers and pharmacies will also be administering the vaccine once it arrives. As most people know, the vaccine will be sent in waves, and it is expected that the vaccination process will take several months to complete.

At this time, we do not know when we will receive the vaccine, however, phase one distribution includes high-risk hospital workers, nursing home residents and staff followed by EMS, congregate care residents and staff, and other healthcare workers.

Once we receive notice of vaccine shipment to the county, we will inform the public as to dates, times, locations, and registration procedures.

 

Question – “How do I protect myself while waiting for COVID-19 vaccine to become available?”

Answer – While promising vaccines have been developed, it will be months before there will be enough vaccine supply for most of the general public.

According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC and WHO recommend following these precautions:

  • Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and people outside your household;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and;
  • Always wear a mask in public places.