COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
Kent City Health Department is able to provide Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines to eligible individuals who are 18 years and older, and Pfizer vaccines to eligible individuals who are 12 years and older. If you are interested in getting vaccinated, please schedule online by clicking on one of the links below. Those wishing to get the Johnson & Johnson booster shot should call the health department at 330-678-8109 to schedule a time.
January 24 Moderna Clinic (Ages 18 and Older)
January 28 Pfizer Clinic (Ages 12 and Older)
Even if you are vaccinated, you will still need to follow public health guidance for reducing the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands frequently. Until more people are vaccinated, we must continue to practice these safe public health measures. Booster shots provide an extra level of immunity for those populations that are at risk for more severe COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes. Currently, only certain people are eligible for a booster shot. For COVID-19 booster shot guidance, click here.
January 14, 2021: Kent City Health Department Vaccination Update
Kent City Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
While COVID-19 vaccines are relatively new, they have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Thousands of people have participated in clinical trials testing the vaccine against rigorous standards. There will be many questions about the vaccine from side effects to how to prepare for the injection: COVID-19 FAQ
Are you preparing your staff or coworkers to be offered the vaccine? Get started with an informational and professional presentation with an overview of the study, what to expect, and common questions: COVID-19 Presentation
Misinformation spreads quickly and can oftentimes overshadow the facts. Make sure you and your friends and family know those facts about the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact Part 1 COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact Part 2
If I am eligible, should I get a COVID-19 booster shot? Boosters provide an extra level of immunity and help protect those at-risk populations who are susceptible to more severe COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes: Booster Shot FAQ
USE OF FACIAL COVERINGS
Kent City Health Department currently recommends facial coverings be worn as follows:
COVID-19 Wastewater Treatment
Kent City Health Department, in conjunction with Kent City Water Reclamation and Kent State University, has been conducting wastewater tests for COVID-19 virus at preidentified hot spots within the city for the past year. Wastewater tests can be a good indicator of the potential risk of community spread of COVID-19 and allow the health department to be proactive in directing COVID-19 testing and contact tracing resources to prevent outbreaks and case increases. For more information about wastewater testing for COVID-19, click this link.
Additional COVID-19 Resources from Others
COVIDtests.gov (Get Free at Home COVID-19 Tests)
October 18, 2020, COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Stanton Middle School testing event)
January 28-29 2021 COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Kent State Fieldhouse)