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Walk-in vaccine clinic set in Salem

SALEM–The Salem City Health District will host a walk-in clinic to administer the one-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the first 200 eligible people who appear from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Individuals over the age of 60 or who qualify for Phase 1A, 1B or 1C are eligible.

This clinic will be held at the district’s office in the KSU City Center, with the flow of traffic entering the east-west alley next to the building from Vine Avenue, which can be accessed from State Street or Third Street. The alley entrance from North Lincoln Avenue will be blocked off.

There will be limited handicapped parking and limited handicapped accessibility, with a limited number of people permitted in the building at a time.

Health Commissioner Alanna Stainbrook explained that police will be present for traffic control and the first 25 vehicles in the lot will be directed into parking spots to go into the building for the first 25 shots.

After that, people will receive a number with a time listed for them to return, with 25 done at a time.

The age for people eligible in the state of Ohio was recently lowered to 60 and above. State identification will be required. Occupational identification will be required for those work groups in Phase 1C. Medical Groups in Phase 1B and Phase 1C must have a statement from their physician based on diagnosis. To see the Phase 1B groups, visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Phase 1C Medical Groups include: Type 1 diabetes, pregnant women, bone marrow transplant recipients and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Phase 1C occupations include the following:

— Childcare Services: Administrators, lead and assistant teachers and substitutes who are enrolled in Ohio’s Professional Registry who are currently working in open childcare and pre-kindergarten programs; Licensing specialists employed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or county job and family services agencies. This phase does not include parent volunteers, board members, or owners/administrators that do not provide in-classroom supports.

— Funeral Services: Embalmers/morticians, funeral home directors, crematory operators, and apprentices.

— Law Enforcement and Corrections:

Examples of law enforcement occupations included in Phase 1C are police officers; sheriff’s deputies; Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers; other state or federal enforcement officers such as Ohio Department of Natural Resource enforcement staff, pharmacy board investigators, BCI agents, state fire marshal investigators, federal transportation security officers, and other federal law enforcement officers who do not transportation security officers, and other federal law enforcement officers who do not have access to vaccinations from federal resources.

Corrections staff eligibility includes corrections staff, including probation and parole staff, who provide direct services to an adult or juvenile inmate or court-supervised individual. This includes staff in privately run settings.

Firefighters eligible include individuals who have a valid active firefighting certificate in the State of Ohio who are active members or employees of a recognized fire department. This does not include retired, emeritus, or reserve individuals.

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