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Rep. Juanita O. Brent tours Cleveland's mass vaccination site

March 15, 2021
Juanita O. Brent News

Today, Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) toured the new mass vaccination site at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University ahead of its opening on Wednesday, March 17.

“This mass vaccination site gives hope to the greater Cleveland area, which has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” said Representative Brent. “The site will be successful because of all of the community partners who are working to get residents connected with the vaccine. It meets all of the checkmarks for success: access to public transit, number of doses, expanded hours of operation, accessibility, and community partners to get the word out. This brings us one step closer to defeating COVID-19.”

President Biden and Gov. DeWine announced that the FEMA mass vaccination site in Cleveland will be able to administer 6,000 doses per day, 12 hours a day, seven days a week, for eight weeks. As the site gets up and running, they will administer 1,500 vaccinations per day beginning Wednesday, March 17 until they are able to do 6,000 per day beginning Friday, March 19. In the first three weeks, the Pfizer vaccine will be administered.

The site is located at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. It will take approximately one hour to get in and out. There are 217 active duty people, including an accessibility team of volunteers to help those with accessibility needs. There are 120 wheelchairs on site and a mobile language cart to help with translation. A privacy area is available for those who may need to receive the vaccine in an isolated area. All shifts will have female vaccinators in case anyone may have a preference. Staff will be wearing colored vests to help patients easily identify their role.

Cleveland Clinic is taking on responsibility for organizing the mass vaccination site, with support from Ohio management staff, including ODOT with outside measures. City of Cleveland Police, Cleveland State University Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be helping with security and safety measures.

The same eligibility requirements apply to this center as they do for other vaccination clinics across the state. To sign-up for an appointment, visit