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Canton City Public Health 
COVID-19 Vaccination Information 

Vaccination remains the key strategy for reducing the spread of COVID and preventing serious and life threatening illness. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. 

Starting Thursday, October 14, 2021, a $100 gift card incentive is available to anyone receiving a first dose of vaccine at one of our clinics!

We are only offering Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine at our clinics at this time.

You can get more detailed information about the vaccine and vaccination distribution process from the Centers for Disease Control. Ohio Department of Health Vaccine Information 

Vaccine Updates

  • 10/22/2021 - Updated guidance on Booster Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine. The Ohio Department of Health has updated its guidance for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose as follows:
    • The use of a single booster dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to individuals:
      • 65 years of age and older
      • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
      • 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • The use of a single booster dose of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose primary regimen to individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • The use of each of the available COVID-19 vaccines as a heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster dose in eligible individuals following completion of primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine is permitted. 


  • The Centers for Disease Control released recommendations for an additional COVID vaccine dose for those persons who may be moderately to severely immunocompromised. This is not a "booster" dose.  The recommendation for an additional dose of mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer only) is meant to help a person increase their immunity to COVID. Here is a link to the CDC recommendations for additional mRNA vaccines. We advise that you contact the provider of your initial COVID vaccine for more information on additional doses. Canton City Public Health is able to provide additional doses of Moderna vaccine at our clinic that is held on Thursday afternoons at Canton City Public Health. We ask that persons receiving an additional dose of Moderna vaccine at our clinic have a conversation with their health care team prior to getting their additional dose. No order is needed from a physician or care giver.

  • We continue to monitor the actions of the FDA and CDC in regards to extending authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for persons age 5 to 11. When this age group is authorized, we will provide additional updates. (10/21/2021)

How to get a COVID Vaccine 

COVID vaccine is widely available in the community. Most pharmacies and other providers offer walk-in chances to get vaccinated. You may also make appointments at most providers. 

Vaccination Clinic Schedules

Canton City Public Health offers a COVID vaccination clinic at Malone University East Campus, 333 25th Street, NW, Canton, OH 44703. Vaccinations are no longer offered at the health department location. We will add additional scheduled clinic times as the need arises. 

  • Every Thursday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Note that we will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day and November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving Day).

Please use the "Get the Shot" website to schedule your vaccination. We do offer walk-in opportunities on a limited basis. 

Get the Shot 

You can look for other providers of COVID vaccine at the Ohio Department of Health  “Get The Shot” website (https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/). The “Get the Shot” website will list other providers in Ohio that have vaccine available for you 

City of Canton residentsIf you cannot access the “Get the Shot” website and you are a resident in the City of Canton we can help you. Please call 330-451-6774 and leave your contact information. 


Update on Vaccination Schedules

  • We have plenty of appointment and walk-in vaccination opportunities.
  • Our public vaccination clinics will be posted on the “Get the Shot” website for scheduling appointments. Many of our clinics will allow "walk-ups" with no appointments needed. Information is on the Get the Shot site for the clinic.
  • You may not be vaccinated if:
    • You are currently ill with COVID or have not fully recovered (no symptoms) from a previous COVID infection

COVID-19 Vaccine - Frequently Asked Questions 

Last Updated: 10/22/2021 JMA

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