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Coronavirus/COVID-19

To keep all of us safe, but especially to protect our most vulnerable patients, Akron Children’s will continue to rely on the proven safety protocols that slow the spread of COVID-19. These include screening all patients and visitors upon entering our facilities, requiring face masks for everyone over age 2 and medically able, promoting social distancing and hand washing, and encouraging those who are eligible to get the vaccine.

Thank you for helping to keep our patients safe.

Our Patients' Safety

At Akron Children’s Hospital, serving our patients in a clean and safe environment has always been of utmost importance. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have redoubled our efforts to provide a safe environment for you, your children and our employees, closely following the governor’s and CDC guidelines. Learn about our safety measures.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation, we are:

  • Limiting entry points at the Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses.
  • Monitoring the temperature of patients, visitors and staff. 
  • Practicing social/physical distancing at all of our facilities. Families can check in for appointments when they arrive using Mobile Check-in and then stay in their vehicles until it’s time to come inside.
  • Testing patients for COVID-19 before they have surgery. Click here for details on where preoperative COVID-19 testing is available.
  • Continually educating and retraining caregivers on personal protective equipment and hand hygiene. 
  • Cleaning common areas frequently.
  • Installing more hand sanitizer dispensers.
  • Decreasing the number of visitors.
  • Giving surgical masks to all Akron Children’s employees working on-site.
  • Asking everyone visiting an Akron Children’s facility to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

In addition to in-person care, Akron Children’s Hospital now offers telehealth (video) visits through MyChart for some services. Learn more about telehealth.

Akron Children’s is committed to providing the right care at the right time in the right location to best serve you, while ensuring the safety of everyone.

Public Vaccination Program

COVID-19 Vaccine Image

Akron Children’s Hospital is working with state and federal officials on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program (ohio.gov)

Currently, the vaccine is available for those 12 years of age and older.

Before scheduling your vaccine, be sure to read the following information.

How can I get a vaccine?

We are offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted.

How do I make my vaccine appointment?

We prefer you make your appointment online. See below for details. Please note that online scheduling opens approximately 10 days prior to the clinic date. This allows us to plan for changes in supply. 

If you are a patient in one of our primary care offices (ACHP), online scheduling is not currently available. Instead, please  call 330-543-2621 or 330-543-2778 to schedule your vaccine appointment. Dates by location are listed below.

Once scheduled, it’s important that you keep your appointment and arrive on time for your vaccination.

View our Frequently Asked Questions


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule

COVID vaccine clinics on the Akron Children’s campuses - all first-dose clinics have been completed.
 

Drive-thru Clinics

Boston Heights Health Center: Call 330-543-2621 or 330-543-2778 to schedule at an ACHP or click here to schedule at an Urgent Care
 

Regional Clinics at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP)

These clinics are for anyone ages 12 and older. To schedule a vaccine appointment, please call 330-543-2621 or 330-543-2778. Online scheduling opens approximately 10 days prior to the clinic date.

ACHP Austintown

Appointments available from 12:30-4 p.m.

  • Dose 2: Wednesday, July 28

ACHP Barberton

Appointments available from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Dose 1: Saturday, Aug. 7
  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 28

ACHP Boston Heights

Appointments available from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Dose 1: Saturday, July 24
  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 14

ACHP Fairlawn

Appointments available from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Dose 1: Saturday, July 24
  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 14

ACHP Lisbon

Appointments available from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Dose 1: Saturday, Aug. 7
  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 28

ACHP Mansfield

Appointments available from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Dose 2: Saturday, July 31

Appointments available from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Dose 1: Saturday, Aug. 7
  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 28

ACHP Portage

Appointments available from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 7

ACHP Warren

Appointments available from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Dose 1: Saturday, July 24
  • Dose 2: Saturday, Aug. 14

Urgent Care

Click here to schedule a vaccine appointment at Urgent Care. Online scheduling opens approximately 10 days prior to the clinic date.

Boston Heights Urgent Care 

  • Friday, July 23 , 3-6 p.m.

Montrose Urgent Care

  • Wednesday, July 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Warren Urgent Care

  • Thursday, July 22, 3-8 p.m.