As the COVID-19 vaccination process moves forward in Ohio, we continue to adapt to best serve our patients and community. Part of this commitment includes offering the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and safely as possible. Vaccination is an important step in controlling this pandemic.
Over the past weeks, we have provided COVID-19 vaccines to thousands of our oldest, most vulnerable patients. As part of updated state vaccine guidance, we have expanded our vaccination program to include both established Cleveland Clinic patients and any Ohio resident who meets the Ohio Department of Health criteria. This includes people age 65 and older and Ohioans, regardless of age, who have one of several severe medical conditions outlined by the Ohio Department of Health. Established patients are those who have been seen at a Cleveland Clinic facility in the past two years.
Cleveland Clinic patients and Ohio residents interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a Cleveland Clinic vaccination site, should visit our vaccination website for more information on the process.
Cleveland Clinic offer vaccines by appointment only. COVID-19 vaccines are administered at designated vaccination clinics across the communities we serve in Northeast Ohio. No walk-in clinics are planned at this time.
Due to the limited supply and overwhelming demand, this complex vaccination program will take several months. We appreciate that many people are eager to receive the vaccine and ask for patience as we do not yet have the supply to meet this demand. Hospital vaccine allocations are determined by state and federal guidance.
We want to make sure our community has every opportunity to receive the vaccine. Appointments may also be available at other hospitals, health departments and pharmacies. For more information, please visit the Ohio Department of Health website.
For the latest info on vaccination appointments, patients can go to: clevelandclinic.org/covidvaccine