COVID-19 Vaccine INFORMATION

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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