COVID-19 test distribution in Youngstown ending early due to overwhelming response

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown City Health District is closing its at-home COVID-19 test distribution up early due to overwhelming response.

The giveaway was supposed to go until 3:30 p.m., but at 9:30 a.m., the health district was running low on tests and said it would have to start turning people away. A line of cars could be seen coming from the Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center on Otis Street Wednesday morning, where the giveaway was held.

People started lining up early, and the distribution began earlier than scheduled.

The health district had 3,000 tests. Health officials are hoping to get more tests from the state and is working to plan another giveaway soon if they can get them.

There is also another distribution scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

The tests are free, but there is a limit of four tests per car.

The Youngstown City Health District is still administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines inside of the Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center. First, second and booster doses are available.

Flu shots will also be available.

Anyone receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a $100 gift card.

Appointments can be made at www.covid19.youngstownohio.gov. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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