Cincinnati is about to have a lot more people who are vaccinated for COVID-19.
Ohio’s new regional mass-vaccination site launches Thursday, April 1, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave. The site is expected to operate until it is no longer needed.
The Cincinnati location is one of 15 long-term, state-sponsored mass-vaccination sites opening in March and April. As CityBeat previously reported, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine first announced the sites during a March 5 briefing.
The Cincinnati clinic is expected to administer up to 3,000 vaccines per day, depending on the supply and demand.
The new regional mass-vaccination site is separate from the two-step pop-up vaccination clinic that recently was held at Cintas Center. That state-sponsored, limited-time clinic wrapped up first-dose appointments on March 20.
To register for an appointment at the mass vaccination site at the Cintas Center:
- Go to the mass vaccination section of Ohio's coronavirus portal.
- Scroll down to "Cincinnati Long-Term clinic" and click.
- Read the newly opened information box and then click gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
- Select your language and click the blue "Check eligibility" button.
- Complete the form and submit.
- Use zip code 45207 in the search tool to find Cincinnati's regional mass-vaccination site.
- Complete your appointment details.
Limited appointments are available for the mass-vaccination site, but more likely will open in the future.
Additionally, Ohioans still can find vaccines at local pharmacies, healthcare providers and community organizations. Visit GetTheShot.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov for options.
Vaccines are available to Ohio residents who are eligible for vaccination according to the state’s phased plan. As of publishing, any Ohioan age 16 and up is now eligible. Those who are 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Regional mass vaccination sites are locally operated with support from the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
Additional regional mass-vaccination clinics will open around Ohio as more vaccine supply becomes available. They will remain in place until they are no longer needed.
Ohio's coronavirus cases had been trending downward until recently, when numbers began inching back up both in Ohio and neighboring states. As of March 30, Ohio has a total of 1,015,577 confirmed and probable coronavirus-related cases, 52,968 hospitalizations and 7,416 intensive care unit admissions, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s dashboard.
Cases per 100,000 stands at 146.9. DeWine has said that once cases reach 50 per 100,000, statewide restrictions will be lifted.
Learn about Ohio’s coronavirus vaccine efforts at coronavirus.ohio.gov.