(TNS) – A state COVID-19 mass vaccination site is slated to open next week in Cleveland, followed by more than a dozen state-sponsored long-term vaccination sites across Ohio later this month.
Here’s what we know about her, including making an appointment.
Where are the mass vaccination centers for COVID-19?
Akron’s Chapel Hill Mall will be one of more than a dozen long-term COVID-19 mass vaccination sites expected to open across Ohio later this month.
In addition to Akron’s anticipated drive-through location operated by Summit County Public Health in the Chapel Hill Mall, the other state sponsored mass vaccination clinics will be in Youngstown, Lima, Maumee, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Marietta, Wilmington and Zanesville are located.
Four mobile mass vaccination clinics will provide vaccination in Northwest and West-Central Ohio, Southeast Ohio, North-Central Ohio, and East-Central Ohio.
According to the state, clinics can administer between 300 and 3,000 vaccines per day, depending on their location, supply and demand. The sites are operated locally, with support from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
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When does the Cleveland Mass Vaccination Clinic start?
Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center – a location supported by the Biden Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency – will open on day 17.
Cuyahoga County is working with its county council to provide free bus tickets through RTA and subsidize ridesharing for those who call 2-1-1 and request transportation to the Wolstein site for their vaccination appointment. Other transportation is also provided, including transportation through the Senior Transportation Center and local churches.
The Wolstein Center was recommended by Ohio and selected by FEMA for its proximity to a large percentage of Ohio’s high-risk and medically underserved populations. Approximately 1.1 million people over 60 live in northeast Ohio, and of the more than 25,000 people who live within a mile of the site, nearly 45% are below the poverty line.
The vaccine doses that FEMA will administer at the Wolstein Center are in addition to the regular vaccine deliveries to Ohio.
What are the addresses of mass vaccination centers across Ohio?
Here is the full nationwide list:
Chapel Hill Mall, 2000 Brittain Road, Akron (Summit County Public Health) Location yet to be determined in Youngstown (Youngstown City Health District and Mahoning County Public Health) Knights of Columbus, 810 S. Cable Road, Lima (Allen County Public Health) Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee (Lucas County Public Health) Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton (Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County) Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus (Columbus Public Health) Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati (Kroger, Cincinnati Health Department, Hamilton County Public Health and The Health Collaborative) Adena PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Road, Chillicothe (Adena Health System) Marietta Memorial Hospital , 401 Matthew St., Marietta (Maretta Memorial Hospital) Colony Square Mall (Elder Beerman), 3575 Maple Ave., Zanesville (Genesis Health) Wilmington Air Park, 1113 Airport Road, Wilmington (Kroger) Cleveland S. tate University Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., Cleveland (Federal Hospital) Four mobile mass vaccination clinics in Ada, Athens, Mansfield and Steubenville
There are also more than 1,400 locations across Ohio that offer vaccination appointments, including about 60 in Summit County, such as hospitals and pharmacies.
For a full list, see vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The state has said that as Ohio’s established vaccine suppliers expand, expect their vaccine allocation to grow, and vaccine doses could also be re-allocated to new suppliers.
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Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine at these locations?
Any Ohioan eligible to receive the vaccine under the state’s vaccination schedule can be vaccinated at any of the Ohio mass vaccination clinics.
Ohio’s next phase of vaccine eligibility, which opens Thursday, March 11, includes Phase 1D – which includes patients with type 2 diabetes and end-stage kidney disease – and Phase 2B, which brings the age requirement down from 60 to 50 .
The state also said it would work with clinics to ensure equal access for high-risk residents and medically underserved communities that could be disproportionately affected by the virus.
Those who have previously qualified for the vaccine include:
People with type 1 diabetes. Pregnant people. Bone marrow transplant recipients. People with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are police and law enforcement officials, including active police officers with at least 20 hours on duty, probation and probation staff, and firefighters with an active certificate. Retired, reserve, or “special forces” are not included, but volunteer firefighters are included. Childcare services employees, including teachers, administrators, and alternates, enrolled on the Ohio professional register and currently serving in childcare and pre-kindergarten programs. Funeral service workers including embalmers and undertakers, funeral directors, crematorium operators and apprentices. Specific diseases that began at birth or in childhood, including sickle cell anemia; Down syndrom; Cystic fibrosis; Muscular dystrophy; Cerebral palsy; Spina bifida; People born with severe heart disease who need regular specialized medical care; People with severe type 1 diabetes who were hospitalized for this in the past year; Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders; Epilepsy with persistent seizures; Hydrocephaly, microcephaly, and other severe neurological disorders; Turner Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, and other serious genetic disorders; People with severe asthma who were hospitalized for this in the past year; Alpha and beta thalassemia; and candidates and recipients of solid organ transplants.
Other stakeholders, most of whom have already been vaccinated, include frontline health workers, residents and long-term care facility workers, and K-12 school workers.
For a full list of qualifying occupations and illnesses, see coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine.
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How do you make an appointment at a mass vaccination center?
To schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination site (once it’s up and running), use the state vaccine planning website gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov, which launched on Monday.
The website walks users through a series of questions to determine suitability for a vaccine.
If authorized, the user is asked for his postcode and receives a list of providers with appointments. Users can then book an appointment or are directed to the providers’ websites to book appointments.
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The planning tool was billed as an alternative to searching multiple websites for available vaccine appointments. However, Ohioans still cannot make many appointments directly through the website. For example, appointments at hospitals cannot be booked directly for another 10 days, said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
Appointments at the Wolstein Center can also be made in person and by telephone, but details are not yet known.
The Cincinnati Enquirer contributed information to this article. Contact Beacon Journal reporter Emily Mills at [email protected] and on Twitter @ EmilyMills818.
This article originally appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal: This is what we know about mass vaccination sites for COVID-19 in northeast Ohio
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