Paul Brown Stadium opens Sunday as Cincinnati’s newest mass COVID-19 vaccination website

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The turnstiles and gates of Paul Brown Stadium were full on match day as thousands came to get a COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. The newest mass vaccination site is part of the city’s Get Out the Vax Weekend, the second such event for the region. The public health initiative aims to help 80% of residents get vaccinated by July 4th. Currently, health officials say 45% of people have at least one shot. Virginia Scott of the Cincinnati Health Department led the large-scale effort: “You didn’t have to worry about anything. Parking was free, I had 44 injectors, we had the vaccine for up to 5,000 so we served the public today, “said Scott. Jeffrey Chan of Oakley was one of the first in line.” That was just I knew where to go, I knew where to park, I knew what the inside would look like so it was comfortable for me and a good chance to get back to the stadium when I didn’t had done. It wasn’t that long, “said Chan. Scott, who led the town’s vaccination effort, says the big vaccination clinic is a big part of the winning book. She says the goal line stays on the field.” We still have a long way to go ahead of us with the 20 year old age group. We have to touch that age group and that’s the age group that really wants to live, ”said Scott. Data shows that a third of eligible Ohioans received at least one shot, which links those efforts to a boost. Scott says her goal is to get everyone off the bench into play: “This is about your own health care. If we don’t take care of the person in the mirror, no one else will.”

The turnstiles and gates of Paul Brown Stadium were full on match day as thousands came to get a COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday.

The newest mass vaccination site is part of the city’s Get Out the Vax Weekend, the second event of its kind for the region.

The public health initiative aims to help 80% of residents get vaccinated by July 4th. Currently, health officials say 45% of people have at least one shot.

Virginia Scott of the Cincinnati Health Department led the large-scale effort.

“You didn’t have to worry about anything. Parking was free, I had 44 injectors, we had the vaccine ready for up to 5,000 so we served the public today, “said Scott.

Jeffrey Chan from Oakley was one of the first in line.

“That was an easy place for me. I knew where to go, I knew where to park, I knew what the inside would look like so it was comfortable for me and it was a good chance to return to the stadium when I hadn’t been there like that long, “said Chan.

Scott has led the town’s vaccination effort and says the big vaccination clinic is a big part of the winning playbook. She says the goal line will stay on the field.

“We still have a long way to go with the 20-year-old age group. We have to touch that age group and that’s the age group that really wants to live, “said Scott.

The data shows that a third of eligible Ohioans received at least one shot, which links those efforts to a boost.

Scott says their goal is to get everyone off the bench into the game.

“This is about your own health care. If we don’t care about the person in the mirror, no one else will. “