Belmont County residents receive third of COVID-19 vaccine


BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – The Belmont County Health Department is making sure those who qualify for a third COVID-19 vaccine shot get their doses. 

They held a drive-thru vaccine clinic on Monday at Ohio University Eastern. 

Belmont County Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul said this clinic was only for people who are immunocompromised. 

He explained the state will open eligibility for a third dose on September 20. At that time, those who received their first COVID-19 vaccination eight months ago will be able to get the booster shot. 

The state’s wanting them to wait those eight months. That’s where they’re showing it’s starting to wane a little bit. That little bit of a kick to the system to get that back up again to a higher resistance rate.

Rob Sproul, Belmont County Deputy Health Commissioner

Sproul said he was pleased with the turnout. 

The Belmont County Health Department hopes to have more drive-thru clinics like this for the third dose of the COVD-19 vaccine, but they haven’t set the dates yet. Stay with 7News, we will let you know when they do.

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