Public Health opens Montgomery County COVID vaccine clinics to ages 16+

Registration for coronavirus clinics at the Dayton Convention Center this week are full after Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County opened appointments to people ages 16 and older.

There are still spots available for a Minority Outreach Clinic at Bethesda Temple, 3701 Salem Ave., Harrison Twp., on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To register, call 937-225-6217.

While ages 16 and older aren’t scheduled to be eligible for the vaccine until March 29, Public Health expanded eligibility after consulting with the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine.

Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine in the U.S. authorized for people ages 16 and older. Modern and Johnson & Johnson is authorized for ages 18 and older.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the Minority Outreach Clinic on Friday, according to Public Health.

All times are by appointment only and Public Health officials ask that people not arrive early.

Registration will remain open until appointments are full.

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