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 gettheshotcoronavirus.ohio.gov.
- 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
- Schedule online for Giant Eagle Pfizer appointments here.
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 ohiovaxamillion.com.