CLEVELAND — Gov. Mike DeWine headed north on Tuesday for his COVID-19 briefing, as he delievered his remarks inside Cleveland State's Wolstein Center, home of the state's mass vaccination site.
The visit to Cleveland comes six weeks after the site first opened. Originally, the plan was for the Wolstein Center clinic to give doses of the Pfizer vaccine for six weeks, then the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the final two weeks. However, the recent pause of the J&J vaccine has caused some changes to the schedule. (The J&J vaccine has been cleared to be used again by the CDC and the FDA)
On Tuesday, DeWine announced that this week and next week, the Wolstein Center site will offer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Vaccinations will also be offered for the week starting May 10, but DeWine said the state is still determining which COVID-19 vaccine will be used. The following weeks will see the second doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered.
Since the site opened, 237,000 first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered at the Wolstein Center. DeWine referred to the operation at the site as a "well-oiled" machine. Tuesday also marks the first day that the vaccination site at CSU is accepting walk-up visits.
You can watch Gov. DeWine's Tuesday COVID-19 briefing below:
- Gov. Mike DeWine announces that fully vaccinated Ohioans will not have to quarantine when exposed to someone with COVID-19
- CDC relaxes guidelines for wearing masks outdoors
- Groups of 10 or more in Lake County can now book personal COVID-19 vaccination sessions that will come right to your door
- COVID-19 treatment clinical trial seeks participants in Cleveland
- Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines to resume at Summit County Fairgrounds mass vaccination clinic