Public Health convention center vaccine clinic to stay at convention center longer

DAYTON — The Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County COVID-19 vaccine clinic will end its time at the Dayton Convention Center a little later than previously announced while a new location is finalized

April 24 will be the last day for the clinic at the downtown convention center, which has served as a vaccine site since Pfizer and Moderna were first given emergency use authorization by the FDA in late December, according to spokesman Dan Suffoletto. It previously was set to move April 17.

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The health department is in the process of finalizing plans with another location within the county, however an announcement on where that location is will be not be made until plans are firmed up, he said.

Thousands of area residents have received their vaccinations at the downtown clinic over the last several month, with the majority of those receiving the two-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.

Public Health’s clinic has become Dayton’s mass vaccination site and will be receiving primarily the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Gov. Mike DeWine said last week that the clinic could expect to receive about 5,000 vaccine doses per week for the foreseeable future.

Those receiving a two-shot vaccine at the convention center this week are being told to watch for an email once the new vaccine site is finalized.

The move is happening due to planned construction work at the convention center.