COVID Cases Continue to Increase; Vaccine Clinic Thursday at Fiesta Mexicana


8/24/2021 – Positive cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Knox County with Knox Public Health reporting more than 60 new cases since Friday including 21 hospitalizations.

A majority of those testing positive are unvaccinated with around 13 percent having received at least one dose of vaccine.

Knox Public Health will conduct a vaccine clinic Thursday (8/26) from 4-6 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Fiesta Mexicana on Coshocton Ave. Fiesta will offer buy one entrée, get one half-price. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be available to anyone age 12 years or older regardless of where they live. Participants should bring their insurance card, photo ID and if seeking a second or third dose, their vaccination card. There is no charge for the vaccine.

In the meantime, Knox Public Health continues to offer the Pfizer vaccine by appointment at the agency’s main location, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. First and second doses are available, plus third doses for those who have compromised immune systems.

COVID-19 testing is also available at Knox Public Health either by appointment or via an at-home test kit. Test kits can be picked up at the front desk, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 or receive the COVID-19 vaccine, call 740-399-8008.