ASHTABULA — A partnership between city entities should see 600 more doses of COVID-19 in people's arms later this month.
ACMC and the Ashtabula Health Department have partnered to host a mass vaccination clinic at the ACMC Health and Wellness Plaza on April 17, according to a press release from ACMC.
“At this time, we anticipate having the two-dose Moderna vaccine,” Ashtabula City Health Commissioner Christine Hill said in the release. “The first dose will be given on April 17 and the second dose will be on May 15.”
The Moderna vaccine is approved for people 18 and older, according to the release.
“We appreciate the opportunity to work side-by-side with the Ashtabula City Health Department," Emily Brown, DNP, medical branch director of ACMC’s COVID-19 response team, said in the release.
"This collaboration will greatly expand the number of our friends and neighbors who can be vaccinated those days.”
Anyone who wishes to register for the clinic can visit ACMC's website, www.acmchealth.org, and click on COVID-19 Vaccine Registration, according to the release. They will then be contacted by ACMC staff to schedule an appointment at the clinic.
Around 24 percent of Ashtabula County's population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Anyone age 16 and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the next several weeks, the Ashtabula County Health Department is hosting a number of open clinics around the county.
The county health department has scheduled open vaccination clinics for April 6 at the Ashtabula County Health Department, April 8 at the Orwell Fire Department, April 10 at A-Tech, April 13 at the Dorset Community Center and April 15 at First United Methodist Church in Andover, according to the department's website.
Those seeking vaccinations from the county clinics are directed to arrive at time slots determined by the first letter of their last name. More information can be found on the Ashtabula County Health Department's website, ashtabulacountyhealth.com.
The Ashtabula County Health Department's website states that the county's clinics will be administering the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines until further notice.
To schedule an appointment with other providers, visit the state's vaccination website, gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.