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Posted on: February 11, 2021

GCPH Warns Residents of Scammers Posing as Public Health Officials

Press Release For Immediate Release      

Contact: Laurie Fox, Public Information Officer February 11, 2021     

 937-374-5669 office / 937-283-5178 cell        

 lfox@gcph.info 

GCPH Warns Residents of Scammers Posing as Public Health Officials, Sharing Information on Vaccine Availability GREENE COUNTY, OH – Greene County Public Health officials have been alerted to the possibility of people fraudulently contacting residents by phone, text or email posing as public health officials and sharing information on the vaccine or other topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is to ensure that our residents get the official information from our agency and are not scammed.

If you are part of Phase 1B and have pre-registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through our agency, you will receive a call from 937-347-5030 and the caller ID will read as GREENE COUNTY. It will be a recorded message stating the date, time and location of the next available clinic for you to come to receive your vaccine. If you provide your email on the online registration form, you will get an email from bbrooks@gcph.info. If you cannot take the call at the time it comes in, it will leave a voice mail for you to check later.

The only place to register for a clinic provided by Greene County Public Health is on our website at www.gcph.info. Once on our site, you can click the center blue box that states: Click This Box to go to the COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Page. Read the information very carefully and then click the link to fill out the form. Once you are on the list, you will remain on the list until you get the call to come to a scheduled clinic. It could take several weeks or even longer, pending vaccine availability, before you receive a call. As a federal asset, the COVID-19 vaccine is free to the public, however, we will attempt to bill your insurance for administration of the vaccine. There is no fee for you and you will not receive a bill.

There are other vaccine providers in Greene County. There is no affiliation between Greene County Public Health and the other providers. Please visit vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov for the list of other providers which can be sorted by county. You are encouraged to get vaccinated in your home county as vaccine allotment to the counties is based on population. Pending vaccine availability, we are running clinics on Wednesdays from 10am – 3pm and Thursdays from 11am-5:30pm at the Russ Research Center, 2730 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek.

Greene County Public Health  Melissa Howell MS, MBA, MPH, RN, RS, Health Commissioner Kevin L. Sharrett, MD, Medical Director

360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, OH 45385 937-374-5600  www.gcph.info

In addition, to avoid loss of personal information, we encourage you not to share a picture of your vaccination card on social media as it does contain personal information.

For official information on Greene County Public Health, our response to the pandemic, and the vaccine rollout, please contact Laurie Fox, Public Information Officer, at 937-374-5600, ext. 5669 or by email at lfox@gcph.info. GCPH shares this information on several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also visit GCPH’s COVID-19 FAQ page at healthalert.gcph.info/COVID19.

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