26 providers will administer the vaccine to eligible people.
The Portage County Health District will be making appointments by phone in the coming days. The vaccines will only be given to people who make appointments, and the location of the clinic will not be announced publicly to avoid walk-ins. Because of limited doses of the vaccine, only Portage County residents, including Kent residents, are eligible for the Portage vaccination clinics.
Fourteen providers will start to receive COVID-19 vaccines for older patients next week.
The health department established a registry for Wayne County residents ages 65 and older. The registry will allow health officials to prioritize vaccine distribution between the health agency and the hospitals. Anyone without internet access or who needs assistance filling out the form can contact the United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties WHIRE line at 330-263-6363.