Columbia County Health Department Hosting COVID Vaccine Clinic Saturday

(Portage) The Columbia County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in COVID vaccine clinic this weekend. County health officials say the clinic will be for the one-and-done Johnson and Johnson shot. The J and J vaccine is only offered to those 18 and older. Appointments are not necessary to receive the vaccine but people can schedule ahead of time. Those interested in going must stay on site for a 15-minute observation period after receiving the vaccine. Health officials also ask those in attendance to practice social distancing and wear a mask. The clinic will be at the Portage Fire Department located on 119 West Pleasant Street between 9am and 1pm Saturday (October 9th). Information about scheduling a vaccine shot is available at