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.
You must be a Florida resident and an established patient age 18 and over who has seen a Cleveland Clinic Florida provider in the last two years for outpatient or inpatient care.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be available by appointment only at our designated vaccination sites. The vaccine will not be available in our provider offices or walk-in clinics.
We want to make sure you have every opportunity to receive the vaccine. 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.
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 help scheduling, please call:
- Cleveland Clinic Weston: 954.659.5950
- Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital: 772.410.0560
- Cleveland Clinic Martin Health: 772.205.3884
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.
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
Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital
200 SE Hospital Ave.
Stuart, FL 34994
Stuart Family Health Center
3801 S. Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
St. Lucie County
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
What do I need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause?
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended resuming the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, following a pause to review a small number of episodes of clotting disorders with low platelet counts in the U.S. after receiving the vaccine.
Currently, we are offering the two-dose vaccine made by Pfizer at our vaccination sites across the Florida region. We monitor any reports of potential symptoms in our patients following a vaccine. The mRNA vaccines are not currently associated with any clotting disorder.
Once I get the COVID-19 vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?
The CDC has issued guidance for those who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If you’re fully vaccinated from COVID-19, you can have small, indoor visits with others who are fully vaccinated. You can also then have small gatherings with others from a single household who are not vaccinated and have a low-risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease. And you no longer need to quarantine or get tested if you have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 but does not have any symptoms.
The CDC adds that you should still continue to wear masks and physically distance in public spaces even if you’re fully vaccinated. You should also avoid being in direct contact with unvaccinated people from multiple households, unvaccinated people at high-risk for severe COVID-19 disease, and those living with an unvaccinated person at high-risk for severe COVID-19 disease. Plus, after being fully vaccinated, you should still watch out for symptoms of COVID, especially if you’ve been around someone who is COVID-positive. If you develop symptoms, you should get tested and stay away from others.
There is still much to learn about how effective vaccines are against COVID-19 variants, as well as how well vaccines keep people from spreading the virus. We will continue to watch for updated guidance from the CDC as more data becomes available.
It’s important to note that this guidance does not apply to healthcare settings, and our current masking policies remain in place. All patients, visitors and caregivers at Cleveland Clinic will still be screened and required to wear a face mask in our facilities, even if they are fully vaccinated.
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.
Which vaccine will I get? Can I choose?
Cleveland Clinic is offering two FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are given in two doses. The vaccines aren’t interchangeable – so if you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you must get both doses from the same manufacturer.
We are not able to offer you a choice of which vaccine you’ll get because of the vaccine’s storage requirements and limited supply.
How much and what type of vaccine we get from the state varies each week. Our schedulers only know what open appointment slots are available, but they don’t know what type of vaccine will be available. When you arrive for your appointment, we will let you know which vaccine you will get.
If I’m getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, when and how will my second dose be scheduled?
When you complete 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 got my first Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere. Can I get my second dose at Cleveland Clinic?
If you've gotten a first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, it's important to get your second dose for maximum protection. If you got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a non-Cleveland Clinic location, we're able to schedule you for your second dose at one of our Cleveland Clinic locations.
We are currently offering the two-dose vaccine made by Pfizer at our vaccination sites across Northeast Ohio. COVID-19 vaccines aren't interchangeable. If you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you must get both doses from the same manufacturer.
So, if you got Moderna for your first dose, we recommend you contact the site where you got your first dose to schedule your next vaccination. There may also be other local sites offering second doses of Moderna.
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 location, 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.
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.