Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution For Phase 1b to Begin in City Of Cleveland

In conjunction with Ohio’s statewide efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Ohioans in Phase 1B starting the week of January 19, the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health along with hospitals, federally-qualified health centers and some retail pharmacies are preparing to lead the vaccination efforts to our most vulnerable residents. The combined knowledge and decades of training will allow these agencies/organizations to continue to serve our local community as we work to vaccinate residents of our community. Download the full release:

During Phase 1B, the focus will be to continue to offer protection to those at high risk and have K-12 students back in the classroom by March

This phase will specifically include:

  • Cleveland residents, age 65 and up.
  • Individuals with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable.
  • Adults/employees in K-12 schools that want to go back to, or to remain with, in-person or hybrid learning models.  

Dates to start vaccinating these Phase 1B populations are:

  • The week of January 19, 2021 – Cleveland residents 80 years of age and older.
  • The week of January 25, 2021 – Cleveland residents 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
  • The week of February 1, 2021 – Cleveland residents 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 February 8, 2021 – Cleveland residents 65 years of age and older.

Groups defined by age may receive the vaccine from their physicians, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, some retail pharmacies as well as the Cleveland Department of Public Health. Providers for other listed groups are yet to be announced. A list of all vaccine providers located within the City of Cleveland may be found below.

Vaccines are in short supply in Ohio and across the country. The City of Cleveland’s allocations are expected to be in the hundreds, not thousands, as we begin vaccinating these Phase 1B populations. The City of Cleveland anticipates receiving 200 doses of vaccine.  The Departments of Aging and Public Health are working with agencies that provide housing to Cleveland residents that meet the eligible Phase 1B populations for the week of January 19, 2021.

A statewide vaccine provider search will be available at on Thursday, January 14, allowing Ohioans to search by county, ZIP code, and category to find a provider in their area to administer the vaccine.

Information pertaining to the location of vaccination sites for the Phase 1b population and the City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccination registration process will be available soon.  Continue to check the City’s daily COVID response efforts update for details.​ Download the full release: