1/14/2021 - Knox County residents age 80 and older can receive COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week.
Knox Public Health, Knox Community Hospital (KCH) and Kroger have each received limited amounts of the COVID-19 vaccine and each will be distributing vaccine by appointment only. Because of the limited supply of vaccine, scheduling by appointment is the only way to ensure that a person will receive a vaccination.
Knox Community Hospital will administer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment-only next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Jan. 20, 21, 22) from 1-5 p.m. each day; and on Sat., Jan 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment to get the vaccine at KCH, call 740- 399-3840 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Kroger will activate a helpline starting Saturday to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and assist with appointments at the Kroger pharmacy. Kroger customers can visit kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine or call the Kroger COVID-19 vaccine helpline at 866-211-5320 for the latest information on vaccine availability in their area.
Beginning next week, vaccine distribution at any location will be only for those residents age 80 and older. The week of Jan. 25, vaccinations will open up to those age 75 and older; the week of Feb. 1, vaccinations will be available for those age 70 and older; and the week of Feb. 8, vaccinations will open up for those age 65 and older. In Knox County, there are more than 10,000 people in these age categories.
For more information on COVID-19, visit www.knoxhealth.com and https://coronavirus.ohio.gov