Media Resources and Information on COVID-19 Vaccines at Cleveland Clinic

Updated: August 25, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Vaccination is an important step in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorized vaccines are safe and effective at preventing severe disease and death from COVID-19. We encourage everyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.  

We are vaccinating Cleveland Clinic patients and Ohio residents age 12 and older.

We are committed to vaccinating our patients and our community. COVID-19 vaccines are administered at designated vaccination clinics across the communities we serve in Northeast Ohio. Individuals 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 patients with scheduled primary care appointments at certain locations may also be offered a COVID-19 vaccine during their appointment.

How Can Those With Compromised or Weakened Immune Systems Get a Third Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The FDA and CDC have now approved third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine — what many refer to as a booster — for certain patients with compromised immune systems who received their first two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.) These doses must be given at least 28 days after a patient’s second dose. The CDC and FDA say a third dose is safe and can provide added protection from severe illness or death from COVID-19 in patients who may have a weakened response to vaccination due to certain medical conditions or medications.   

If you are eligible to get your third dose and have questions, please reach out to your healthcare provider. 

For the latest info on vaccination appointments, patients can go to:

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