CLEVELAND — The Wolstein Center's mass COVID-19 vaccine site at Cleveland State University will close next month, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. 

It will offer the Pfizer vaccine during the clinic's twelfth final week and will shut its doors on Monday, June 7.

The site opened in mid-March, and the state initially planned to have it open for only eight weeks. The Ohio Department of Health and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decided to keep it open for an additional four weeks. 

The National Guard assisted the site in allocating vaccines. (Spectrum News / Enrique Correa)

Within the first 10 weeks, the clinic distributed more than 225,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses. 

"Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those ages 12 and up, so if you are a parent who has been thinking about bringing your child to the Wolstein Center for their vaccination, now is the time," said DeWine said. "This clinic has been tremendously successful, and the process to get in and out the door here has been fast and efficient for both youth and adults."

DeWine said those who received the first dose of the vaccine at the Wolstein Center and still needs their second shot after it closes will need to schedule an appointment at a nearby Discount Drug Mart.

The Wolstein Center clinic is open seven days a week, and walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vaccine appointments can be reserved at or by calling 833-4-ASK-ODH. 

The center is the second mass vaccination site to announce it's closing. The Schottenstein Center at Ohio State shut down operations Thursday and moved its clinic to Ohio State East Hospital. 

As of Wednesday, more than 5.2 million Ohioans have received the first dose and 4.85 million are fully vaccinated, according to state data.


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