Vaccine Information

It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust regarding COVID-19 and immunization information. We hope the information here helps you become confident in your own decisions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Visit the Stark County Health Department to see the vaccination deployment schedule.

Vaccine Finder finds locations that currently have vaccine doses available by state, when you enter your Zip Code.

Ohio Department of Health's Vaccine Provider Dashboard

Rite-Aid Vaccination Appointments

Drug Mart Vaccine Registration

Or, call the health department:

City of Canton Health Department: 330.451.6774

Stark County Health Department: 330.353.9010

The CDC states:

“Most people do not have serious problems after being vaccinated. We will understand more about mild side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine before we start to use it. However, your arm may be sore, red, or warm to the touch. These symptoms usually go away on their own within a week. Some people report getting a headache or fever when getting a vaccine. These side effects are a sign that your immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. It is working and building up protection to disease.”

Common Side Effects 

The CDC states:

COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in large clinical trials to assess their safety. However, it does take time, and more people getting vaccinated before we learn about very rare or long-term side effects. That is why safety monitoring will continue. CDC has an independent group of experts that reviews all the safety data as it comes in and provides regular safety updates. If a safety issue is detected, immediate action will take place to determine if the issue is related to the COVID-19 vaccine and determine the best course of action.

See the COVID-19 Fact Sheet from the Ohio Department of Health.

Not at this time.

The emergency use authorization (EUA) was only given for children 16 years of age and older for the Pfizer vaccine and 18 years of age and older for the Moderna vaccine. Data collection is ongoing for vaccine safety and effectiveness in children.

 No. None of the vaccines contain live virus.

Cost is not an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers may charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

For some COVID-19 vaccines, two shots are needed to provide the best protection, and the shots are given several weeks apart. Each recipient or caregiver will receive a vaccination record card to ensure they receive the correct vaccine for the second dose.

Read this guidance from the CDC.

Read about:

  • How to protect yourself and others
  • What's changed
  • What hasn't changed
  • What we know and what we're still learning

on the CDC website.

Here are the updated guidelines post vaccination from the CDC (Updated 4/27/21).