COVID-19 Vaccine INFORMATION

3/17/2021

As of Friday, March 19th, the following groups will be eligible for vaccination:

Phase 1E

Vaccinations for Phase 1E will begin on Friday, March 19, 2021. This phase includes:

  • Individuals who have the specified medical conditions listed below that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.
     

  • These individuals are not already eligible through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
     

  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Individuals with at least one of the following medical conditions:

  • Cancer.

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD).

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  • Heart disease.

  • Obesity.

Phase 2C

  • Individuals age 40 and older.

  • Governor Mike DeWine has announced that Ohioans 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 2D of Ohio’s vaccination program beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

Phase 2D Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

As vaccine supply is becoming more widely available, COVID-19 vaccinations will be open to people 16 and older beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

  • With parental or legal guardian consent, individuals ages 16 and 17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for use under age 18.

3/12/2021

As of Wednesday, 3/17/2021, FEMA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio National Guard and the Ohio Department of Health will hold a mass vaccination at the CSU Wolstein Center for 8 weeks.  Appointments are available every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  You can register online at: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ or by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

Here is how the clinic will work:

  • The Wolstein Center Mass Vaccination Clinic will operate seven days a week and will offer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine during the first three weeks of operations.

  • Those vaccinated during that timeframe will be guaranteed a second dose during the fourth, fifth, and sixth weeks of the clinic.

  • The brand of vaccine that will be supplied during the final two weeks of the clinic has not yet been determined.

  • Any Ohioan who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine under the Ohio Department of Health’s vaccination plan may be vaccinated at the clinic, but focus will be placed on ensuring that high-risk and underserved citizens in northeast Ohio have easy access to appointments.

3/9/2021

As of Thursday, March 11, 2021, Phase 1D & Phase 2B will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  These groups include the following individuals: 

Phase 1D:

Medical Groups

  • People with type 2 diabetes under the age of 50

  • People with end-stage renal disease (also known as end-stage kidney disease)

Phase 2B:

Ohioans 50 years of age and older.

3/3/2021

As of Thursday, March 4, 2021, Phase 1C and Phase 2 groups will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  These groups include the following individual:

Phase 1C: 

Medical Groups

  • Type 1 diabetes. 

  • Pregnant women. 

  • Bone marrow transplant recipients. 

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). 

Phase 1C: 

Occupations:

Childcare Services 

  • Administrators, lead and assistant teachers, and substitutes who are enrolled in Ohio’s Professional Registry who are currently working in open childcare and pre-kindergarten programs. 

  • Licensing specialists employed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or county job and family services agencies. 

  • This phase does not include parent volunteers, board members, or owners/administrators that do not provide in-classroom supports.

Funeral Services 

  • Embalmers/morticians, funeral home directors, crematory operators, and apprentices. 

Law Enforcement and Corrections 

  • Examples of law enforcement occupations included in Phase 1C are police officers; sheriff’s deputies; Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers; other state or federal enforcement officers such as Ohio Department of Natural Resource enforcement staff, pharmacy board investigators, BCI agents, state fire marshal investigators, federal transportation security officers, and other federal law enforcement officers who do not have access to vaccination from federal sources. 

  • Corrections staff: Eligibility includes corrections staff, including probation and parole staff, who provide direct services to an adult or juvenile inmate or court-supervised individual. This includes staff in privately run settings.

  • Firefighters: Individuals who have a valid active firefighting certificate in the State of Ohio who are active members or employees of a recognized fire department. This does not include retired, emeritus, or reserve individuals. 

Phase 2 

Because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes of COVID-19 increase with age, Phase 2 will open vaccinations to Ohioans ages 60 and older. This group includes approximately 695,000 eligible Ohioans

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DUE TO THE SPEED OF INFORMATIONAL CHANGE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP IN CONTACT WITH YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS.

2/11/2021 

Feb. 15, 2021 – Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset,  and inherited conditions including cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital  heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1  diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic  disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including  epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including  Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome,  and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and  alpha and beta thalassemia; and solid organ transplant patients. 

o Please note: Information is still forthcoming regarding those who  have a qualifying congenital, early-onset, or inherited condition (without a  developmental or intellectual disability) who will begin being vaccinated on  Feb. 15. 

Vaccine recipients must be age 16 or older to be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and age  18 or older to be eligible for the Moderna vaccine. 

2/4/2021 

Beginning February 8, 2021, individuals age 65 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Giant Eagle and CVS were scheduled to receive vaccine this week. 

1/29/2021

Beginning February, 1, 2021, individuals age 70 years and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine along with employees of K-12 schools.  Your school district will inform you of how to obtain the vaccine.

Metro patients don't have My Chart can call 216-778-6100 to schedule their shot.  If you have My Chart, you will get a notice that says 'you have a new scheduling ticket'. When you receive this, click on the scheduling ticket and schedule an appointment at Cleveland Hts, Parma or Main Campus.

1/22/2021

From the Ohio Department of Health website, the following individuals are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25, 2021.  Jan. 25, 2021 – Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with a developmental or intellectual disability AND one of the conditions: cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome, and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta thalassemia; and solid organ transplant patients. If people believe they fit in this category, they should contact their local board of developmental disabilities, which will help coordinate vaccinations.”

Additional places where you can get a vaccine:

Giant Eagle – Register online or call a store pharmacy for an appointment.

Drug Mart – Register online or call your local store

1/19/2021

 

SIGNATURE HEALTH in Maple Heights will be another place where you can go to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  Their address is 21100 Southgate Blvd., and you will need to call 216-663-6100 in order to schedule an appointment.

REMINDER:

 

Vaccine Information!

The governor has announced the following information about COVID-19 vaccinations:

Beginning 1/19/2021 - People age 80 and over can get the vaccine.

Beginning 1/25/2021 - People age 75 and older along with individuals who have severe congenital or developmental disorders

Beginning 2/1/2021 - People age 70 and older along with employees of K-12 schools that currently have in-school instruction or who are returning to in-school/hybrid instruction

Beginning 2/8/2021 - People age 65 and over

You will be able to get a vaccine through the hospital system where you receive care.  

University Hospitals: They ask that you fill out a form online and they will contact you about an appointment.  You must have an email address.

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know About Getting Vaccinated Against Coronavirus | UH in Cleveland, OH | University Hospitals

Cleveland Clinic: CCF is also using MyChart to schedule appointments for vaccines but you will not be able to schedule an appointment until you see a notice when you sign in to MyChart that says you are now eligible. You can sign up for MyChart at the link below.

Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments | Cleveland Clinic

 

MetroHealth is using MyChart to schedule appointments for vaccines. You can sign up for MyChart at the link below.

https://www.metrohealth.org/covid-19/covid-vaccine

Cuyahoga County Board of Health:   There are steps to register online and you will receive a phone call and an email.  Currently, most of the appointments are for healthcare workers. 

COVID-19: Vaccination Information - CCBH

COVID-19: Vaccination Information - CCBH

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