To reach more people when the supply chain picks up, a new drive-through COVID-19 vaccine site will be set up at the county fairgrounds.
February 23rd, 5:35 PM EST
Updated: February 23rd, 7:14 PM EST
Trumbull County will soon have a new home base for covid-19 vaccine clinics each week.
County health officials are moving forward with plans to build a drive-through facility at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.
“It will greatly enhance the process if you look at our current setup,” said Frank Migliozzi, health commissioner with the Trumbull County Combined Health District.
He says the fire station they’re using on the fairgrounds property has little heat, and they’re also using a tent.
“We’re using kerosene heaters to keep the staff warm,” he said.
The new multi-use structure will be large enough to hold up to 18 vehicles at one time with the garage doors closed. It will be constructed near the stadium with block walls and a fabric truss top.
The project will receive $400,000 from CARES Act funding given to the county. The goal is to reach as many people as they can once the covid-19 vaccine supply chain picks up.
Migliozzi estimates the health district could administer up to 200 vaccines per hour if they have the right space set up. He says they have the proper freezers and refrigeration for the vaccines.
The mass vaccination site will still require pre-registration. Migliozzi says the health district is currently in the process of switching over systems for online registration. He…