Downtown Cincinnati vaccine clinic accepts walk-ins for the primary time

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For the first time, walk-ins were accepted at one of Cincinnati’s largest COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The Cincinnati Health Department allowed people without an appointment to take the shot on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as part of the mass vaccination. Although the department prefers people to continue making appointments through the ArmorVax website and app, the website is one of a growing number of clinics admitting people without an appointment. Mary Mitchell wasn’t planning on getting a COVID-19 vaccine. She says registering online was intimidating: “I don’t know how to use the computer. I am an old fashioned girl from Selma, Alabama. I don’t know about any computer, ”said Mitchell. But with open walk-ins at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the barrier was torn down. “I just walked in … at first I was nervous, but when I got my shot I felt a lot better.” For the first time, hundreds went straight to the Duke Energy Convention Center without an appointment and received their COVID-19. Virginia Scott’s goal was rollouts in December. Virginia Scott led the Cincinnati Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. “I don’t want anyone sitting at home and you feel like they don’t have to pick up the phone to ask what to do. If you don’t know what to do, come here and get vaccinated this weekend and next. Scott says the elimination of online registration gives the clarity many have missed in this vaccination process and opens the door to vaccination to the fullest. The process has been streamlined to simply step into the Duke Energy Convention Center without an appointment – so much so that a session is scheduled for next week at Paul Brown Stadium. In addition to the event on Sunday earlier this week, the Hamilton County Public Health Department accepted walk-ins at their clinic on the Norwood Electoral Board and will continue to do so Tuesday through Friday.

For the first time, walk-ins were accepted at one of Cincinnati’s largest COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The Cincinnati Health Department allowed people without an appointment to receive the shot on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as part of the mass vaccination.

While the department prefers people to keep making appointments through the ArmorVax website and app, the website is one of more and more clinics taking people in without an appointment.

Mary Mitchell wasn’t planning on getting a COVID-19 vaccine. She says registering online was intimidating.

“I don’t know how to use the computer. I am an old fashioned girl from Selma, Alabama. I don’t know about any computer, ”said Mitchell. But with open walk-ins at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the barrier was torn down. “I just got in … at first I was nervous, but as soon as I got my shot I felt a lot better.”

For the first time, hundreds went straight to the Duke Energy Convention Center without an appointment and received their COVID-19 vaccine.

Meeting people where they are and speeding up the process has been Virginia Scott’s goal since the vaccine first began in December.

Virginia Scott led the Cincinnati Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

“I don’t want someone sitting at home feeling like they don’t have to pick up the phone to ask what to do. If you don’t know what to do, come here and get vaccinated this weekend and next. “

According to Scott, the elimination of online registration gives the clarity many have lacked in this vaccination process and opens the door to comprehensive vaccination.

The process has been streamlined to simply step into the Duke Energy Convention Center without an appointment – so much so that a session is scheduled for next week at Paul Brown Stadium.

In addition to the event on Sunday earlier this week, the Hamilton County Public Health Department accepted walk-ins at their clinic on the Norwood Electoral Board and will continue to do so Tuesday through Friday.