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Pike Health District To Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations At Area Rest Stop

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Over-the-road truckers will be able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination at a local rest stop in Pike County on July 13th, thanks to the Pike County General Health District.

The vaccine clinic is being conducted in conjunction with the Pike Emergency Management Agency.

“We recognize that it can be a challenge for over-the-road truck drivers to find time or a location while they are home for a few days a week to receive their vaccine,” according to Pike County Health Commissioner Matt Brewster.

The clinic will be held from 6pm-2am at the rest area on U.S. Route 23. Residents and walk-ins are also welcome. Appointments can also be made by calling (740) 947-7721, ext. 2020.

The Pike County General Health District’s Mighty Mini Vaccine Clinics have made COVID-19 vaccines accessible to the county’s most vulnerable residents through partnerships with volunteer fire departments, township trustees, local faith leaders, a homeless shelter, and local small business.

In May, the health department joined forces with the Pike County YMCA while residents participated in the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Rural King joined forces with the health department to vaccinate both employees and customers at a Mighty Mini Vaccine Clinic. Just this past week, a Mighty Mini Vaccine Clinic was held with the Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department in the most southwestern corner of Pike County to accommodate rural residents.

All Ohioans age 12 and older are currently eligible to be vaccinated.