Trumbull County Combined Health District will hold COVID vaccination clinics from 4 to 7 p.m. June 9 and July 7 at Brookfield Township Community Park, 7291 Stewart Sharon Road.
District employees will have all three COVID vaccines, made by Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson, and residents will be able to choose which vaccine they want to receive. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine requires only one shot to be effective, while the other two require two shots, and the timing of the second clinic accommodates the interval between Moderna shots, said Sandy Swann, director of nursing.
The Pfizer vaccine can be given to people as young as 12. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone younger than 18, Swann said. Any unaccompanied minors will not be given vaccines, she said.
The health department will set up in the park’s covered pavilion by the concession stand and restrooms.
You do not have to be a resident of Trumbull County or Ohio to receive a shot, Swann said.
“We’ll give it to anyone that wants it,” she said.
Walk-ins will be welcome, but anyone who wants to save time can download the registration form from the health district website – http://www.tcchd.org/ – and fill it out ahead of time.
District representatives met with Brookfield trustees on May 14 at the park to talk logistics. The location was recommended by the trustees.
“If it’s very successful, we might return later in the summer, closer to school,” Swann said.
Brookfield Township is a target area for a district clinic because of its distance from the more central locations where the district has held clinics, Swann said.
“This is an area from our data that shows that there are health disparities, as in maybe there’s not as much access or there’s other barriers that we want to try and overcome,” said Jenna Amerine, grant coordinator for the district. “We want to come here to help make it available to all of the individuals.”