September 23, 2021
(Jackson Twp., OH) – The Stark County Health Department will offer those receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine a $100 incentive gift card when scheduling their second dose appointment at the Tuesday and Saturday clinics. The department plans to offer the incentive gift cards until the last Saturday in October while supplies last. Those interested are asked to schedule an appointment at ArmorVax.com or by telephone at 330.451.1681. Tuesday COVID-19 vaccine clinics take place from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Due to the volume of residents, walk-ins will not be accepted at this time.
“The incentives are offered because it is imperative for our community to see higher vaccination rates. An increase in vaccinated residents lessens the transmission of the virus and its variants in our community. It is not too late to vaccinate so please get your vaccine today,” said Health Commissioner Kirkland Norris, RS, MPH.
Vaccine clinic dates:
- Saturday, September 25
- Tuesday, September 28
- Saturday, October 2
- Tuesday, October 5
- Saturday, October 9
- Tuesday, October 12
- Saturday, October 16
- Tuesday, October 19
- Saturday, October 23
- Tuesday, October 26
- Saturday, October 30
“Our department has worked to make the vaccine accessible for all people across our county through mobile vaccination clinics, mass clinics, school-based clinics, and again offering incentive clinics,” said Norris.
The Stark County Health Department will be administering Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the clinics. It is the first vaccine to receive full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for those 16 years of age and older. However, the emergency use authorization continues to make the vaccine available to those 12 to 15 years of age. Those that are minors, 12 to 17 years of age, must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to their vaccine appointment. The parent or legal guardian must sign a consent form upon checking in at the clinics.
Residents should schedule an appointment through ArmorVax.com or their mobile app for Apple and Android devices. However, those that do not have access to a computer, internet or who have difficulty using ArmorVax may still call the registration phone line at 330.451.1681 to schedule an appointment.
The Stark County Combined General Health District (Stark County Health Department) was founded in 1920 and is celebrating a century of health. The department is currently the ninth largest health district in the State of Ohio which serves the public health needs of over 250,000 people. The jurisdiction of the Stark County District is that of the 17 Townships, 12 Villages, and the cities of Louisville, North Canton, and Canal Fulton. The mission of the department is to assess, protect, promote, and improve the health of Stark County through leadership, quality service, and community partnerships.
This press release was produced by the Stark County Government. The views expressed here are the author’s own.