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Scheduling for Summit County's drive-thru mass vaccination site opens at noon for appointments on April 3

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 11:41:07-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Beginning at noon Wednesday, the Summit County Public Health’s drive-thru mass vaccination site will open for residents to schedule appointments for Saturday, April 3.

SCPH will have 1,500 appointment slots available from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Summit County Fairgrounds, located at 1050 North Ave. in Tallmadge.

The mass vaccination site will only provide the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This vaccine is a one-dose shot and is only available to those 18 and over.

Appointments can be scheduled on the state’s scheduling portal. Those who need assistance can call 330-926-5795.

The mass vaccination site will be open for operation 3 to 4 days a week, depending on dose allocation received from the state. The state’s scheduling portal will only show the fairground site if it has available appointments.

Metro RTA is providing free rides to multiple vaccination sites, including the fairgrounds. For appointments at the fairgrounds, the fixed route service will take riders to the transit center near Chapel Hill Mall, where a shuttle will take them to the fairgrounds.

All residents receiving Medicaid are eligible for free transportation to and from any COVID-19 vaccine appointment. To register for free rides, those on Medicaid should call 330-643-8200.

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Visit our Vaccinating Ohio page for the latest updates on Ohio's vaccination program, including links to sign up for a vaccine appointment, a map of nearby vaccination sites, a detailed breakdown of the state's current vaccine phase, and continuing local coverage of COVID-19 vaccines in Northeast Ohio.

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