2/15/21 - Winter weather has once again forced local public health officials in Knox County to change the date for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for more than 700 people.
Tomorrow’s (2/16) drive-thru clinic at Siemens/Cooper Progress Park, sponsored by Knox Public Health, has been cancelled due to the impending winter storm expected in central Ohio.
The second dose clinic has been rescheduled as a walk-in clinic on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Vernon High School Field House. This is the same site as the first-dose clinic. There are no appointments, attendees can come anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clinic participants are being notified by phone with a pre-recorded from the Knox County alert system. Clinic details are also posted on the Knox Public Health website, knoxhealth.com - and social media.
Originally scheduled for Feb. 13, the new date for the second-dose clinic extends the normal 21-day period between the first and second doses for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. However, public health officials indicate this will not affect the window of opportunity for the vaccine to be fully effective.