Wolstein Center COVID-19 vaccination appointments reopen, site to use Pfizer

Wolstein Center
Posted at 3:00 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 15:02:10-04

CLEVELAND — After administering second doses for the last three weeks, new COVID-19 vaccination appointments beginning Tuesday at the Wolstein Center have reopened.

The vaccination site will continue to use Pfizer shots. The center was originally set to switch to the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, but Governor Mike DeWine confirmed Wednesday that they will continue to administer the Pfizer vaccine after J&J doses were put on hold "out of an abundance of caution."

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The vaccination clinic at the Wolstein Center was initially only scheduled to be open for eight weeks, with the J&J vaccine being administered during the last two weeks. With the two-shot Pfizer vaccine now being administered over the next one to two weeks at the Wolstein Center, plans for administration of a second dose have not been confirmed, but DeWine said Wednesday they hope to be able to add a ninth week to employ a similar system to the first few weeks at the clinic.

"What we hope to be able to do, so I can’t announce it officially, but the goal is to extend that site a number of weeks," DeWine said.

As of Wednesday, more than 200,000 vaccines have been administered at the Wolstein Center.

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