Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Walk-ins Available as Pace Slows
Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 181 cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Wednesday, April 21. As of Thursday, April 22, 87,695 total cases and 1,040 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington.
In Franklin County at large, 263 cases were reported as of Wednesday.
Countywide, 131,760 total cases and 1,564 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health.
In Ohio, 1,724 cases were reported on Thursday.
Statewide, 1,060,119 total cases and 19,033 deaths have been confirmed or are probable since the start of the pandemic, as reported by the Ohio Department of Health. 1,002,936 Ohioans have been presumed recovered.
According to the Ohio Vaccination Dashboard, 4,487,779 Ohioans (38.39% of the total population) have been administered at least one dose of the vaccine. 519,699 Franklin County residents (39.47% of the county population) have received at least one valid dose.
Those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment here or call 1-833-427-5634 for help with scheduling.
COVID Vaccine Walk-ins — Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health are now accepting vaccine walk-ins. FCPH is accepting walk-ins for the Moderna vaccine at its clinic at the Franklin County Board of Elections, 1700 Morse Road from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit vax2normal.org for more details.
CPH is accepting walk-ins for the Pfizer at the Celeste Center, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting Friday, April 23, and continuing Monday through Saturday.
Vaccine Pace Slows — Vaccine pace seems to have slowed statewide as well as in Franklin County, as just under 40% of the county receives at least a first dose.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, 3,006 vaccines were started on Wednesday in Franklin County. At its peak on April 1, 12,979 vaccines were started.
The trend is also being seen nationally, as 1 in 4 Americans reportedly say they may decline vaccination.
For more information on COVID-19 in Ohio, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.