Community groups getting people vaccinated at mass vaccination site and elsewhere in the county (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
April 7th, 2021

From ABC News 5 Cleveland:

With Cleveland’s mass vaccine location opening at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center, tens of thousands of Ohioans will have the ability to get vaccinated over the next eight weeks.

The site was chosen because it’s near public transportation but also because it’s relatively close to communities of color which are getting vaccinated at lower rates than white communities across the nation.


CMHA has also been looking for vaccine opportunities for residents in its roughly 10,000 units, of which about 3,500 to 4,000 are seniors and eligible for COVID vaccines.

CMHA Chief Executive Officer Jeffery K. Patterson told News 5 his organization already helping sign up residents for CSU’s mass vaccination site, connect them to transportation to get there, and is considering running its own transportation options.

Before that site opened up, CMHA had been working to vaccinate residents in its buildings, allowing residents to get vaccinated in the building they live in.

“We think those are working out well particularly for seniors to get the vaccines at the facility where they reside,” said Patterson.

So far, those efforts have vaccinated about 350 people, not including residents who were able to get vaccines through appointments elsewhere in the community.

Read ABC News 5 Cleveland's article "Community groups getting people vaccinated at mass vaccination site and elsewhere in the county," featuring Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.

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