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01/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/20/2021 10:13

Premier Health Launches Mass Vaccination Drive-Through Clinic at UD Arena

Premier Health Launches Mass Vaccination Drive-Through Clinic at UD Arena

Clinic Limited to Ohioans Age 80 and Older, In Keeping With State Guidance

DAYTON, Ohio (January 20, 2021) - Thousands of Ohioans age 80 and older starting today can schedule their first dose of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine through a mass drive-through vaccination clinic (operated by Miami Valley Hospital) at UD Arena.

The drive-through clinic is by appointment only; no unscheduled vaccinations will be given.

Premier Health will be vaccinating more than 5,000 eligible Ohioans (age 80 and older) within the next week. This includes 1,100 Ohioans who scheduled vaccines late last week and are receiving them this week, as well as nearly 4,000 Ohioans who will be vaccinated between this afternoon and Saturday at UD Arena.

The mass vaccination clinic at UD Arena will run between 2 pm and 4 pm today, and from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm this Thursday through Saturday. Additional clinics might be scheduled depending on the receipt of additional vaccine from the State of Ohio.

To schedule a vaccine, while supplies last, Ohioans 80 and older can:

Find the latest information on scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination and on the vaccine in general.

Premier Health will stay aligned to state guidelines regarding vaccine prioritization.

Premier Health patients who do not currently have MyChart are encouraged to sign up for an account, as this will be one way that patients can schedule a vaccination when they are eligible to do so.

'We at Premier Health are pleased to do our part to get this historic and unprecedented public health vaccination campaign up and running,' said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health. 'We encourage everyone to have patience; every vaccination moves us one step closer toward ending this pandemic and allowing us all to safely spend time with friends and family who aren't part of our household. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to continue to wear masks, social distance, and take other measures proven to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.'