How Do I Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment?
Is it your first dose? Everyone ages 5+ can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for emergency use by the FDA and CDC for those ages 5 to 15. It's fully approved for those ages 16 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for those 18 and older.
Do you need a booster? Studies show that the protection COVID-19 vaccines offer against the disease and new variants may decrease over time. The FDA and CDC recommend booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine based on your age and which vaccine you initially received:
- A booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine may be given to those ages 12+ at least five months after their second dose.
- A booster dose of the Moderna vaccine may be given to those 18+ at least five months after their second dose.
- A booster of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be given at least two months after the initial dose.
You can receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Cleveland Clinic. We will be offering boosters of the Moderna vaccine through Feb. 1, 2022. We are not currently offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Are you immunocompromised? The FDA and CDC have approved a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for certain people with compromised immune systems who received their first two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.) A third dose is considered part of the initial vaccine series in those who may not have had a strong enough immune response to the first two doses.
Adults may receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose. Children ages 5 to 11 can receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose.
A third dose is safe and can provide added protection from severe illness or death from COVID-19 in patients who may have a weakened response to vaccination due to certain medical conditions or medications. If you're eligible for a third dose and have questions, we encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider.
Ready to make an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine, booster, third dose and for children (ages 5 to 17) through MyChart or by calling 216.448.4117. Our schedulers are available Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET).
We are offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at our Langston Hughes Health and Education Center vaccine clinic on Mondays from 7:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Please note that children's vaccine appointments and booster dose appointments for ages 18+ may be limited right now, but continue to check back as we'll be adding more appointments and locations.
When scheduling your appointment in MyChart, follow these steps:
- Use the Schedule an Appointment feature and select COVID Vaccination Clinic - Ohio. You will be asked several questions to make sure you are scheduling the right dose.
- You'll see all available appointments slots. You may select multiple locations at once, if you'd like. Scroll down to see all available appointments.
- 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. You can also cancel and reschedule appointments, if needed.
COVID-19 vaccines are available at our dedicated vaccination sites. You may be offered a COVID-19 vaccine at a previously scheduled appointment with your primary care doctor or your child's pediatrician.
Many local retail pharmacies are also scheduling appointments for children’s vaccines and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well.
Need help scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine at Cleveland Clinic?
Please call 216.448.4117 if you need help scheduling your vaccine.
Things to Consider Before Scheduling Your Appointment
- 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 a COVID-19 vaccine, you should not receive a second booster of the same 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, the CDC recommends you should be vaccinated, based on current research and safety data.
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.
Which Cleveland Clinic Locations Are Scheduling Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccines?
COVID-19 vaccines are available at our dedicated vaccination sites below, or you may be offered a COVID-19 vaccine at a previously scheduled appointment with your primary care doctor or your child's pediatrician.
Cleveland Clinic Business Operations Center
6801 Brecksville Road
Independence, Ohio 44131
18101 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Hillcrest North Campus (Across the street from Hillcrest Hospital)
6777 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
Langston Hughes Health and Education Center
2390 E 79th St., Suite 206
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
Walk-in vaccinations available Mondays from 7:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I update MyChart to include my COVID-19 vaccination record?
MyChart displays your immunizations as documented within your Cleveland Clinic medical record. If you received your COVID-19 vaccination outside of Cleveland Clinic, please contact your primary care provider’s office for assistance. Your care team can access your vaccine record from the state registry and add it to your chart.
Which vaccine will I get? Can I choose?
The FDA and CDC have approved the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in those 5 to 15, and fully approved it for those 16+. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for emergency use for those 18 and older in the United States.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are given in two doses, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is given in one dose.
We are not able to offer you a choice of which vaccine you’ll get. Cleveland Clinic is offering the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at our vaccination sites across Northeast Ohio. 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.
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 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. 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?
Those under the age of 18 who are coming to a Cleveland Clinic vaccination site must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or provide written consent from their parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.
Adults 18 and older who need assistance can bring a caregiver with them to their vaccination appointment. Keep in mind, everyone attending the appointment must wear a mask.
Why should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Vaccination is one of the most important ways to slow the spread of the virus and protect you from severe illness and death. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible.
Children have generally had milder cases of COVID-19, and most don’t have serious symptoms. However, some children have become severely ill from acute COVID-19 or from post-COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). It's important to note that children can transmit the virus, so it’s important to protect them — and those around them — by getting them vaccinated. Plus, vaccinating children will help all of us reach herd immunity and get the pandemic under control.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?
Similar to the first authorized COVID-19 vaccines for adults, the Pfizer vaccine went through rigorous testing and analysis to determine its safety and effectiveness in children 5+ before it was made available to them. Because children’s immune systems are different than adults and change as they age, vaccines are tested and approved for different age groups. Medical trials involving children involve strict protocols to ensure their safety, and trials are still underway for children 6 months to 5 years old.
I got my first Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere. Can I get my second dose at Cleveland Clinic?
If you've gotten the 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.
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.