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Summit County Plans Vaccination Push with Gift Cards, Outreach in June

vaccination sign at Summit County Public Health
Sarah Taylor
Summit County Public Health administers vaccines at a drive through set up outside its W. Market St. offices in Akron.

Summit County Public Health has been running vaccination clinics ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became readily available in December 2020.

Currently, 43% of Summit County residents have been vaccinated.

During the month of June, the county is stepping up efforts as the Biden Administration pushes to have 70% of Americans vaccinated by the 4th of July.

Health commissioner Donna Skoda says their efforts this month include outreach and incentives.

Summit County Public Health will offer drive-thru vaccines on Wednesdays in June
Additional outreach and incentives planned.
Drive through vaccination site at the Summit County Health Center

Skoda hopes increased availability of the vaccine as well as the added incentives will encourage more people to get fully vaccinated.

See below for a complete list of public vaccination clinics SCPH is offering in June.

Summit county public health vaccine clinics in June 2021.
At Bhutanese Akron Community, June 5th, 9am-11am. 1717 Brittain Rd., Suite 107, Akron.

At United Nepali Church
June 5th, 1pm-3pm
1157 Riverside Dr., Akron

At Islamic Society of Akron and Kent
June 6    10am-1pm
June 27    10am-1pm (2nd Dose)
152 E. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls

Juneteenth Festival
June 19    12pm-6pm
825 James Ingram Way, Akron

Summit County Public Health
June 9      9am-11am (Moderna)
June 9     1pm-3:30pm (Pfizer)

June 16    9am-11am (Moderna)
June 16    1pm-3:30pm (Pfizer)

June 23.    9am-11am (Moderna)
June 23    1pm-3:30pm (Pfizer)

June 30    9am-11am (Moderna)
June 30    1pm-3:30pm (Pfizer)
1867 W. Market St. Akron
Rachel Gross
A full list of vaccine clinics by Summit County Public Health in June 2021.

Cameron is a senior at Kent State University studying journalism, with minors in digital media production and athletic coaching. He was a part of Black Squirrel Radio last year where he co-hosted a sports talk show. He hopes to further his learning and become an audio/video editor at a news station after graduation.