COVID-19 Vaccines and Transportation

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro has collaborated with community partners to make sure Summit County residents have access to the resources and support they need. Below is information about COVID-19 vaccines and transportation options for vaccine appointments. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive's Office at 330-643-2510.  
Ilene Shapiro

COVID-19 Vaccines


There are currently 59 vaccine provider locations in Summit County. To find available vaccine appointments, visit
To find appointments at the Summit County Fairgrounds Mass Vaccination Site, visit and enter "44278" for the zip code.
The state’s scheduling portal will only show the fairgrounds site if it has available appointments; individuals should check the portal frequently for available appointments. 
The mass vaccination site at the fairgrounds is open 3-4 days per week, depending on dose allocation received from the state. This site is drive-thru. Please use the 1050 North Ave. entrance. 
Mass Vaccine Site Tallmadge Ave


COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation


Summit County Public Health, METRO RTA and Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro are collaborating to provide multiple transportation options to COVID-19 vaccine appointments at any location, including the fairgrounds.


Free METRO Transportation 


METRO is providing free rides on all fixed route, demand response and Northcoast Express to COVID-19 vaccine appointments with proof of a same day appointment.


For appointments at the fairgrounds, the fixed route service will take riders to the transit center near Chapel Hill Mall, where a shuttle will then take them to the fairgrounds. Following the appointment, the shuttle will return riders back to the transit center near Chapel Hill Mall. METRO buses are a safe alternative to getting to appointments.


Every METRO bus has hand sanitizer available for riders and is cleaned regularly. Masks are required at all times and the number of riders per bus is limited.


Plan your ride


Free Medicaid Transportation 


All residents receiving Medicaid are eligible for free transportation to and from any COVID-19 vaccine appointment. To register for free transportation, Medicaid recipients should call 330-643-8200. The recipient must register before they can schedule a ride.


Once registered, they can call 330-376-5353 to schedule a ride to an appointment.


If a resident is a Medicaid Managed Care recipient, they may also contact their Managed Care provider directly to schedule free door-to-door transportation. Contact information for each Managed Care Organization is available at
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