When Can I Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Cleveland Clinic is working with the Florida Department of Health to provide vaccinations based on established criteria by executive order of Gov. DeSantis.
Due to limited supply and the overwhelming interest in the vaccine, we will be contacting our oldest and most vulnerable patients first. You must be a Florida resident and an established patient who has seen a Cleveland Clinic Florida provider in the last two years for outpatient or inpatient care.
You will be contacted by phone or through MyChart, our free patient portal, to schedule your vaccination. If you aren't contacted immediately even though you're eligible, we ask for patience. As we receive additional vaccine supply, we will be offering appointments to more patients.
Appointments may also be available at local health departments or retail pharmacies. Information on vaccination locations can be found on the Florida Department of Health website.
Before you schedule your appointment, please first consider:
- If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine or injectable therapy (intramuscular, intravenous, or subcutaneous), please tell the care team when you come in for your vaccination.
- If you had a severe allergic reaction to the first COVID-19 vaccine, you should not receive the second booster vaccine at this time.
- If you had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you may choose to delay having the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. It’s uncommon to get reinfected within 90 days after having COVID-19. Please note: You must have recovered from COVID-19 when you get the vaccine.
- If you received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of COVID-19 treatment, you should delay getting the vaccine for at least 90 days after your treatment.
- If you are immunocompromised, please talk to your healthcare provider before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding, please talk to your Ob/Gyn or midwife before getting the vaccine.
How Do I Schedule My Vaccine Appointment?
If you are a Cleveland Clinic patient who has a MyChart account:
- If you are eligible to schedule your vaccine appointment, you will see an announcement on your homepage to schedule when you log in to MyChart.
- After starting the scheduling process, Cleveland Clinic locations will display available appointments. You may select multiple locations at once to view all available appointments. Be sure to scroll all the way down.
- After selecting your preferred date and time, enter “COVID Vaccine” as the reason for your visit, review your Visit Instructions, and click Schedule.
- Your appointment will be confirmed, and you can review your appointment details at any time in your MyChart account. Patients will have the ability to cancel and reschedule appointments.
If you are unable to access MyChart, call 216.444.2538 for help. Caregivers are available 24/7/365.
Please note: Vaccine supplies are limited, so we can only invite small groups of patients to schedule at one time. This means you may not be able to immediately schedule your appointment. We will continue to open appointment slots when we have vaccine available, and you will receive a MyChart notification when you are able to schedule your appointment. We appreciate your patience during this process.
If you are a Cleveland Clinic patient who has not signed up for MyChart yet:
Sign up for MyChart by creating your account:
Then, follow the instructions (see above) for patients with MyChart accounts.
If you need assistance:
Our appointment call centers are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls. We encourage existing Cleveland Clinic patients to use MyChart in an effort to reduce potential wait times on phone lines.
- Cleveland Clinic Weston: 954.659.5950
- Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital: 772.410.0560
- Cleveland Clinic Martin Health: 772.205.3884
Which Locations Are Scheduling Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccines?
All vaccinations are by appointment only. More locations will be announced as they become available.
Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital
Jagelman Conference Center
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Weston, FL 33331
Indian River County
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
1000 36th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Sebastian Walk In Care
801 Wellness Way
Sebastian, FL 32958
Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital
200 SE Hospital Ave.
Stuart, FL 34994
Stuart Family Health Center
3801 S. Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
Palm Beach County
Tomsich Health and Medical Center
525 Okeechobee Blvd
Rosemary Square Offices, 1st floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
St. Lucie County
Christ Fellowship Church
10250 SW Village Pkwy
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital
10000 SW Innovation Way
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Where can I find additional vaccination locations in Florida?
You can find more locations on the Florida Department of Health’s website.
After receiving your vaccine:
Please review V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker, a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins with the CDC after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once I get the COVID-19 vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?
As we wait for more of the community to be vaccinated, the CDC recommends taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus. This includes wearing a mask, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, social distancing and limiting gatherings.
Experts need more time to understand more about the protection COVID-19 vaccines provide. It’s not clear if the COVID-19 vaccine prevents you from spreading the virus to others. Its possible individuals who are vaccinated could still get infected but not show symptoms. Those people could possibly transmit the virus to someone who has not been vaccinated yet.
What do I need to bring to my appointment to prove my residency in Florida?
Individuals who schedule their first dose at a Cleveland Clinic Florida location will need to present a valid Florida driver's license or Florida ID card at the time of vaccination.
Seasonal residents who do not have a driver license or ID card may provide two of the following:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
- One proof of residential address from the season resident’s parent, step-parent or legal guardian or another person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
- A utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days before registration.
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
Visit the Florida Department of Health website for residency requirements and proof of residency.
If I’m getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, when and how will my second dose be scheduled?
When you schedule your first vaccination appointment, your second dose appointment will be automatically scheduled for you. If you’ve received the Pfizer vaccine, your next appointment will be three weeks from your first appointment. If you’ve received the Moderna vaccine, your appointment will be four weeks from your first appointment. Your second appointment will be at the same time of day as your first appointment. If you need to change your appointment, you can do so via MyChart or by calling 216.444.2538. If you don't have MyChart, you can schedule your second dose by phone when you make your first appointment.
Can I bring a caregiver to my appointment?
The safety of our patients and caregivers is our top priority. To maintain social distancing measures at our vaccination sites, we ask that patients who need assistance bring only one caregiver with them to their vaccination appointment. Keep in mind, everyone attending the appointment must wear a mask.
Can I still get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am late or miss my appointment?
If you’re scheduled for the COVID-19 vaccine, please make every effort to be on time for your appointment. While we understand unforeseen circumstances or travel issues may arise, these vaccines must be used in a time-sensitive manner and our supplies are very limited. To ensure that every dose is utilized, vaccines that are unused at the end of the day will be given to vaccinators and caregivers working with patients who have COVID-19.
- If you arrive later than 30 minutes from your scheduled appointment, you may need to be rescheduled.
- If you miss your vaccine appointment, due to limited supplies, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to immediately reschedule you.
- If you cancel your appointment for a second dose, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule you within the recommended timeframe for the second dose. We will only be able to reschedule you if supplies are available.
I received my first COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere, can I receive my second dose at Cleveland Clinic?
If you are getting either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, these are given in two doses. You must receive both doses for maximum benefit. It is best to receive both doses of vaccine from the same provider. This will make sure that you get a vaccine from the same manufacturer each time. If you got your first dose elsewhere and make a second dose appointment at Cleveland Clinic, we can't guarantee that we will have a vaccine dose from the right manufacturer for you, and we may need to cancel your appointment.
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost? If I get one that requires two doses, will I pay twice, once for each dose?
At this time, there is no charge directly to patients for the COVID-19 vaccination and its administration. It is important to note that this may change as our federal government continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. A minor charge of $37 will be billed to insurance for the administration of each vaccination.
Is the cost the same at all Cleveland Clinic locations?
At this time, yes.
Will my insurance be billed for my vaccination or will I have to pay out of pocket?
Your insurance will be billed for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccination. There is no out-of-pocket charge to patients at this time.
Can I still get vaccinated at a Cleveland Clinic hospital, even if I don’t have insurance?
Yes, you can get vaccinated at a Cleveland Clinic location.
How much does a COVID-19 vaccine cost without insurance?
At this time, there is no charge to patients for the COVID-19 vaccination and its administration. However, if you are a new Cleveland Clinic patient with an eligible severe medical condition, there is a cost associated with your virtual or in-person visit.
Can I get a discount on my COVID-19 vaccine?
A discount is not necessary as there is no direct charge to patients for the COVID-19 vaccination at this time. Only insurance is charged for vaccine administration.
What do I do if I believe I received a bill in error for a COVID-19 vaccine?
We are not planning to bill patients directly for the COVID-19 vaccination or its administration at this time. As federal regulations during the pandemic may change and insurance claims are processed, please report any billing concerns to Cleveland Clinic customer service at 866.621.6385.