USE OF FACIAL COVERINGS
Facial coverings are recommended:
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
Kent City Health Department is now able to provide the Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer vaccines to eligible individuals. If you are interested in getting vaccinated, please call the health department at 330-678-8109 or schedule online at one of the links below. Those wishing to get the Johnson & Johnson booster shot should call the health department directly to schedule a time.
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
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 Vaccine Resources from Others
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Tool (Use to check local providers)
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard (Use to check vaccine rollout progress)
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)