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County by county: How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination in Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 15:04:01-05

CLEVELAND — In the coming weeks, more Ohioans will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health continue to roll out the limited vaccine supply in a phased approach, starting with the state’s most vulnerable residents.

As of Jan. 18, Ohioans age 80 and older are the first eligible group in Phase 1B. Vaccine distribution will follow this schedule:

  • The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
  • The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
  • The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
  • The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older.

Due to the limited supply of the vaccine, at the time a new age group is eligible, vaccinations may not yet be complete for the previous age group.

Based on the county you live in, how you sign up to receive a vaccine will vary. Each health department below has instructions on how to sign up by email or by calling a number to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Ashland County
The Ashland County Health Department. Click here.

Ashtabula County
Ashtabula County Health Department. Click here.

Cuyahoga County
—The Cuyahoga County Board of Health: Click here.
—Shaker Heights: Residents age 80 and up can now schedule a vaccine appointment with University Hospitals by calling 216-800-9367. Vaccines are by appointment only. There will be no walk-ins allowed. Vaccinations will be administered at the UH Management Services Center at 3605 Warrensville Road in Shaker Heights.
—The Cleveland Department of Public Health. Click here.

Erie County
Erie County Health Department. Click here.

Geauga County
Geauga Public Health. Click here.

Huron County
Any resident within the vaccine rollout age group should call 419-668-1652 ext. 241 to sign up. There are a limited number of spots available, and spots are open only to those 80 years and older. Click here.

Lake County
Any Lake County resident who qualifies for Phase 1B—which is anyone who is 65 years of age and older and/or has severe congenital, developmental or early on-set medical disorders—can sign up. Click here.

Lorain County
Lorain County Public Health. Click here.

Medina County
Medina County Health Department. Click here.

Portage County
Portage County Combined General Health District. Click here.

Richland County
Richland Public Health. Click here.

Stark County
Stark Public Health. Click here.

Summit County
Summit County Public Health. Click here.

Tuscarawas County
Tuscarawas County Health Department. Click here.

Wayne County
The Wayne County Health Department. Click here.

To help residents find a vaccine location, the ODH created a database of over 700 locations in Ohio:

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