HOWLAND TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Trumbull County health officials spoke about how and where to get COVID-19 vaccinations at a press conference on Thursday.
The Trumbull County Combined Health District and the Warren City Health District are partnering with the Trumbull County Emergency Operations Center to lead vaccination efforts in the county.
Ohioans in Phase 1B can start getting the vaccine the week of Jan. 18, but the process will be slow.
“It will take a considerable amount of time to meet the need before we receive a sufficient amount of vaccine to cover the 1B group,” said George Snyder, Trumbull County Emergency Operations Chief. “This means the demand will certainly outweigh the amount of vaccine that is available.”
The Trumbull County Fairgrounds will be the primary spot where the vaccines will be given out, at least for now. The Trumbull County Combined Health District received the most doses at 1,300 and will start distributing them Wednesday, Jan. 20 from the Fairgrounds.
“We plan to administer approximately 400 does a day over a four-hour operational period until all the vaccine is exhausted,” said Trumbull County Health Commissioner Frank Migliozzi.
Both Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health’s Howland Medical Center have 200 doses. Appointments can start being made Friday, Jan. 15 with the vaccines starting on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Each of Trumbull County’s six Giant Eagle Pharmacies will also get 100 vaccines each, which will start being administered on Monday, Jan. 18.
Appointments are required at all locations. No walk-ins will be allowed.
“I do believe that things will never go back to 100% normal, meaning do the screens every come down at the grocery stores? Do we ever have a lot of the things we used to do? However, I think more normalcy will come later this year,” said Dr. James Kravec, chief medical officer for Mercy Health Youngstown.
The following Phase 1B vaccine providers will begin vaccinating Trumbull County citizens next week:
- Trumbull County Combined Health District – Register on www.tcchd.org (preferred method) or by calling our COVID Vaccine Line at (330) 675-7844. Vaccinations will be given by appointment only.
- Warren City Health District – Register by calling (330) 841-2596
- Trumbull Regional Medical Center as per their released policy. You can call their vaccine hotline at (330) 841-9999, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Callers are advised to leave information and calls are returned within 48 hours.
- Mercy Health as per their released policy
Visit Trumbull County’s COVID-19 Hub Site for an interactive map on testing locations.
The following Giant Eagle Pharmacies will also start vaccinating next week. Patients can set an appointment on Giant Eagle’s online portal beginning Wed. Jan. 20.
- 4700 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44505
- 2700 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio 44483
- 2061 Elm Rd., Warren, Ohio 44483
- 8202 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44484
- 48 Vienna Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446
- 7229 Warren-Sharon Rd., Brookfield, Ohio 44403
Other testing locations include:
- Howland Flu Clinic – 1932 Niles Cortland Rd., Warren, (866) 624-0366, www.mercy.com
- Trumbull County Combined Health District – 176 Chestnut Ave. N.E., Warren, (330) 675-7844, www.tcchd.org
- Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 East Market St., Warren, (330) 841-9458 www.trumbullregional.org
- Warren City Health District, 258 East Market St., Warren, (330) 841-2596 www.warren.org/living/departments/health
These providers have been allocated a combined total of 2,300 doses of the vaccine for residents 80 and older.
Trumbull County will begin vaccinating Tier 1B individuals as follows:
- Week of January 19 – Ages 80 & Older.
- Week of January 25 – Ages 75 & Older and those with severe congenital,
developmental or early onset medical disorders.
- Week of February 1 – Ages 70 & Older and employees of K-1 schools that
wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid learning by March 1.
Residents are encouraged to check the Trumbull County Combined Health District website, Facebook page or Twitter for the latest information on vaccine offerings, a list of providers and other information regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine.
A statewide vaccine provider search will be available beginning Jan. 14 at vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
You can watch the full press conference in the video above.
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