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Summit County Public Health offering drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The announcement comes after the uptick in cases across Northeast Ohio.

AKRON, Ohio — A drive-thru vaccination clinic is being offered by Summit County Public Health as a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions, the department said in a news release.

The uptick in cases has also moved the county in CDC community spread from a medium to a high level, meaning masks are now recommended for those in indoor public spaces. The clinic will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 1867 W. Market St. in Akron from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax vaccine will be offered, in accordance with CDC guidelines.  However, Novavax will only be offered as a primary series. If you have ever had a previous COVID-19 vaccination, you are not eligible to receive Novavax, the county said in a news release.

Also, based on CDC guidelines, first and second booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna will be offered for the following groups: ages 50 and older; ages 12 and older (Pfizer) and 18 or older (Moderna) who are moderately or severely immunocompromised; and those who have received Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for their first shot and booster.

Walk-ins will be accepted. If there is a line of cars that develops, the county asks that drivers do not stop on the railroad tracks. Please also keep in mind that masks are required at all SCPH vaccination clinics. Anyone with questions can call (330) 926-5795, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Editor's Note: The following video is from an unrelated story in May 2021.

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