ASHLAND — The Ashland Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Ashland University on Jan. 26.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 709 Claremont Ave. and will have Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots available for people age 5 and older.

“You may get your first, second or booster vaccine at this clinic,” the health department wrote on its website. 

The health department will be giving those who receive their first shot a $100 gift card.

The clinic will accept walk-ins.

The health department hosted a vaccine clinic in partnership with Discount Drug Mart on Dec. 28. 

The clinic comes at a time when COVID-19 cases have spiked. According to the Ohio Department of Health, Ashland County has seen 1,230 cases of the novel coronavirus since Jan. 1.

Of those cases, 27 have been hospitalized and two have died.

During Jan. 1-17 in 2021, the numbers were 498 cases, 21 hospitalizations and five deaths, ODH data shows. 

ODH shows 40% of the county’s population have completed vaccination

The Ashland Health Department also announced Friday it was out of COVID-19 test kits and it doesn’t know when it will receive more.

“If you believe that you have Covid or have been exposed, please stay home and quarantine. That is always your best option in helping us stop the spread,” it noted.

The health department began announcing whether or not it had test kits available for free in early January, when it received a shipment and quickly exhausted the supply.

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