Kaptur Applauds Opening of Mass Vaccination Clinics Across Ohio, including in Lucas and Cuyahoga Counties
Cleveland, OH – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced 15 long term, state-run mass vaccination sites across Ohio, in addition to an 8-week mass vaccination site that will be administered by Ohio Department of Health with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland.
“I am grateful to see FEMA and the Ohio Department of Health working collaboratively to bring vitally needed mass vaccination to Ohioans,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Getting shots into people’s arms will be one of our greatest hurdles in the coming months and sites that can handle increased capacity will be invaluable in that effort. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer, but until then I encourage all Ohioans to continue to wear masks, social distance, and get the vaccine when it’s your turn. As always, I want to thank our selfless healthcare workers for everything they’re doing to keep our families and communities safe as vaccines are distributed.”
The state-sponsored mass vaccination clinics will be located in Lima, Maumee, Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Youngstown, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Marietta, Wilmington, and Zanesville. Four mobile mass vaccination clinics will also make rounds in the areas of northwestern and west-central Ohio (Ada), southeastern Ohio (Athens), north-central Ohio (Mansfield), and east-central Ohio (Steubenville).
The state-sponsored, regional sites will be offered in addition to the eight-week mass vaccination clinic, which was announced earlier today, to open March 17 at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center with support from FEMA and the Biden Administration.
The regional mass vaccination clinics, which will begin opening in the coming weeks as supply becomes available, will operate until they are no longer necessary.
For more information about Ohio’s vaccination plan, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine.