How Do I Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment?
All Ohioans age 12 and over are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for emergency use by the FDA in those 12 and older, while the vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for emergency use in those 18 and older. Cleveland Clinic anticipates receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine over the next several weeks and will be able to offer vaccinations to those ages 12 and older at all of our locations.
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. 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.
Ready to Make an Appointment?
You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment using the link below. You'll see a list of Cleveland Clinic locations with available appointments. If you're on MyChart, you will be asked to sign in during the scheduling process.
Need help scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine?
Call 216.448.4117 if you need help scheduling your vaccine. Our schedulers are available Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET).
We want to make sure you or your child have every opportunity to receive the vaccine. Appointments may also be available at other hospitals, health departments and pharmacies. For more information, please visit the Ohio Department of Health website. We encourage you to get vaccinated wherever you’re able to.
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, please talk to your Ob/Gyn or midwife before getting the vaccine.
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?
All vaccinations are by appointment only. More locations will be announced as they become available.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Bath
4125 Medina Road
Akron, Ohio 44333
Cleveland Clinic Business Operations Center
6801 Brecksville Road
Independence, Ohio 44131
Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
18101 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
1000 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256
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
1730 West 25th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Call 330.489.1300, option 5, for appointment information.
Cleveland Clinic Jackson Urgent and Outpatient Care
7337 Caritas Circle NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Call 330.489.1300, option 5, for appointment information.
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital
659 Boulevard St.
Dover, Ohio 44622
Call 330.364.0884 for appointment information.
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.
Cleveland Clinic is offering the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at our vaccination sites across Northeast Ohio. 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.
Which vaccine will I get? Can I choose?
The FDA has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are given in two doses, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is given in one dose. 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. Cleveland Clinic is offering the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at our vaccination sites across Northeast Ohio.
All Ohioans age 12 and over are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for emergency use by the FDA in those 12 and older, while the Moderna vaccine is authorized for emergency use in those 18 and older. Cleveland Clinic anticipates receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine over the next several weeks and will be able to offer vaccinations to those ages 12 and older at all of our locations.
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 only one 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. 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 12+ 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 11 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 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.