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Pop-Up COVID Clinics Will Vaccinate Thousands In Columbus, Cincinnati


Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will open next week in Columbus and Cincinnati, in addition to 16 long-term clinics that will be sprinkled around the state.  

The four-day Columbus clinic operated by the Columbus and Franklin County Public Health Departments will open Thursday March 18th at St. John Arena, and run through Sunday March 21st. 12,500 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered, with  12,500 second shots slated for a clinic April 8th to 11th.

3-day clinics in Cincinnati will have 10,000 first doese and 10,000 second shots at the Cintas Center.  Vaccines for an additional 2,500 people will be administered at Kroger stores in high-risk communities.

The 50,000 shots for the pop-up clinics were originally set aside for Ohio's long-term care vaccination program.  Over 160,000 doses have been delivered from that reserve.  Over two million shots have been administered in Ohio, and nearly 18% of the state's adult population have received at least an initial shot.

Appointments will be available soon through the state vaccination website - gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.