COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

The COVID-19 vaccine is important because it minimizes the spread of the virus and helps keep our community healthy. Children age 16 and older are now eligible to get the vaccine.

Q: Who Can Get The COVID-19 Shot?

A: Anyone age 12 or older. You and your student are eligible.


Q: How much does it cost?

A: The COVID-19 vaccine is free.


Q: Do I need a prescription?

A: Only if your child is 12 years old and plans to get the vaccine at a pharmacy. Other than that, you do not need a prescription. Your child will need parental consent.


Q: Where can someone get a shot?

A: You have several choices.

  • Schedule an appointment or walk in at the Wolstein Center.
    • First appointments are available from May 18 – May 31.
    • 8 am to 7 pm
    • Walk-ins available
    • Cleveland State University
    • 2000 Prospect Ave., E..
    • Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    • Second doses will be scheduled at Discount Drug Mart.
    • Schedule online at


  • Call 2-1-1 to schedule.
    • Between 8 am and 4 pm
    • 2-1-1 can also help you get a ride if you need one.



  • Call the Ohio Department of Health for help scheduling.
    • 1-833-427-5634 between 9 am and 8 pm




Q: Will my student need two shots?

A:  Yes. 12-17-year-olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two shots.


Q: How can I get my student the 2nd shot?

A: You schedule this shot when your student receives the first shot.


Q: Is it true my student could win a scholarship for getting the vaccine?

A: Yes! Governor DeWine is encouraging people to get the vaccine with this public relations campaign. Adults can win $1 million and 12-17-year olds can win a full-ride scholarship by registering at