- Residents eligible for Phase 1B (see below) can now pre-register with University Hospitals at https://vaccine.uhhospitals.org. UH will contact pre-registered individuals to make vaccine appointments based on Ohio's eligibility guidelines and vaccine supply.
- Residents eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1A or 1B (see below) can pre-register for the vaccine with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH). CCBH will contact those who are eligible as slots become available at clinics run by the agency. .
- Additional providers will be distributing the vaccine for Phase 1B, including area hospitals, pharmacies, and others. View a list of providers in our County at the CCBH website. Please contact providers directly for details.
Ohio is taking a phased approach to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically:
Currently, the state is in Phase 1A (PDF), which prioritizes healthcare workers and staff/individuals in residential settings with vulnerable populations (e.g. nursing homes).
Eligibility will be phased in as follows:
- January 19: Ages 80 and over.
- January 25: Ages 75 and over and those with severe congenital, developmental or early onset medical disorders.
- February 1: Ages 70 and over and employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid learning.
- February 8: Ages 65 and over.
Vaccine providers are not expected to vaccinate everyone in each age group in one week. As new age groups are authorized to receive vaccinations, previous age groups will continue receiving the vaccine.
Ohio is still developing eligibility guidelines for Phases 2-4, but in general the state will continue to prioritize those at higher risk before offering the vaccine to the general public.
- The City of Shaker Heights will share information about vaccine distribution as it becomes available, including details about opportunities for residents to receive the vaccine. Please be sure to sign up for City ENews or follow us on social media to receive these updates.
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