COVID-19 Information

VACCINATIONS

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.

Pending Pfizer Clinic (Ages 12 and Older)
Pending Moderna Clinic (Ages 18 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.

Press Releases

November 10, 2021: Kent City Health Department to Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots to Eligible Individuals
September 8, 2021: Kent City Health Department to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible Individuals
January 14, 2021: Kent City Health Department Vaccination Update

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

Facial coverings (masks) are recommended to be worn by individuals 2 years of age and older that are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The safety of City residents, guests, business owners, and patrons is best protected by using facial coverings when necessary.

Kent City Health Department recommends facial coverings be worn appropriately as follows: 

  • in indoor areas accessible to the public
  • customers in restaurants and bars when not at their table
  • in outdoor areas accessible to the public when social distancing is limited
  • on public transportation, including buses and other forms of transportation

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 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)

Reports

2021
January 28-29 2021 COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Kent State Fieldhouse)

2020
2020 COVID-19 Annual Report - City of Kent
2020 COVID-19 Kent City Overview Infographic
October 18, 2020, COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Stanton Middle School testing event)