Cleveland State and 15 other state-run mass vaccination sites
set to open
EAST CLEVELAND, March 5, 2021: State Rep. Kent
Smith (D-Euclid) along with Senate Minority Leader Kenny
Yuko, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and East
Cleveland Mayor Brandon King, joined Governor Mike
DeWine for a vaccination event at the Salvation Army Friday
morning in East Cleveland. Following the tour, they held a press
conference where each of them spoke to the media and made
“I am pleased to welcome Governor DeWine back to East
Cleveland. I was glad to be able to join him for a tour of the
free pop-up vaccination clinic at The Learning Zone
building operated by the Salvation Army in East
Cleveland. Today marks an
important turning point in Ohio’s fight against the COVID-19
pandemic. We are thankful the Salvation Army hosting us here
today,” said Rep Smith.
Prior to the event, the
Biden administration announced that Cleveland State’s
Wolstein Center would serve as one of several FEMA-backed
mass vaccination sites across the country, with the ability to
administer 6,000 vaccine doses per day beginning March 17.
“Following our tour in East Cleveland, I joined a call with
members of the Biden administration and Governor DeWine for the
announcement that Cleveland State University, my alma
mater, had been selected as a mass vaccination site. Eligibility
criteria for vaccination will continue to be chosen by the
state, which currently is determined by age, occupation and
preexisting medical conditions. Those eligible will be able to
register online or call in to learn about how they can register.
6,000 shots a day will significantly help Ohio's fight against
virus,” said Rep. Kent Smith.
The Wolstein Center will begin
administering vaccines on March 17th. It will be open
daily for the subsequent 8 weeks. This is the first mass vaccination site
announced in Ohio. A number of smaller, regional mass vaccination sites will open
throughout Ohio. They will be able to administer up to 1,000
vaccines a day beginning later this month.
Sites include: Akron, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Marietta,
Maumee, Wilmington, Youngstown and Zanesville. Another four
mobile sites will open in Ada, Athens, Mansfield and