CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio’s first mass vaccination clinic at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center started scheduling appointments on Thursday, March 11. The clinic will begin giving the vaccinations March 17. 

What You Need To Know

  • Ohioans can begin registering Thursday, March 11 for an appointment at the state’s mass vaccination clinic at the Wolstein Center in East Cleveland

  • Appointments will begin on March 17 and run seven days a week for eight weeks

  • Residents can schedule their appointment using Ohio‘s new centralized vaccine website 

  • Ohio will launch 15 additional long-term mass vaccination clinics, along with four mobile clinics when enough of the vaccine becomes available

Ohioans can sign up for an appointment using Ohio‘s new centralized vaccine website at

The Wolstein Center clinic will run seven days a week, 12 hours a day for eight weeks and is expected to have the capacity to vaccinate 6,000 people per day, the state said.

Any Ohioan who is eligible for the vaccine under the state’s phased rollout plan can get a shot there, the state said, but vaccinating underserved and high-risk Ohioans will be the priority.

The Wolstein Center was selected, in part, because nearly 45% of the 25,000 people who live within one mile live below poverty level, the state said. The Wolstein Center is located at 2000 Prospect Ave. in East Cleveland.

The state will manage the clinic with support from the city and county, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Cleveland-area residents, without transportation to their appointment at the Wolstein Center, will be able to call 2-1-1 to request a ride using a free bus pass or a ride share service, the state said.  

Currently, people who are 50 and older are eligible for a vaccination, as well as those with any of the health conditions on a growing list the state has posted on its website. Many occupations are included as well.

The state this week announced 15 additional long-term mass vaccination clinics and four mobile vaccination clinics are planned to go live once enough vaccine is available.

A little more than 18% of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Ohio Health Department reports. That percentage is expected to rise quickly when Ohio’s mass vaccination clinics open across the state.