Cleveland neighborhood health center brings vaccine to an underserved area

Cleveland neighborhood health center brings vaccine to an underserved area
(Source: Vic Gideon)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Clinic opened a community-based vaccination clinic at the Langston Hughes Health and Education Center Monday, March 8.

A total of 350 people were vaccinated that day.

“Going over there to get my vaccine,” said Michael Lester. “My wife had hers Thursday and I’m getting mine today.”

Vaccine clinic organizers tried to take away any inconvenience to getting the vaccine, including technological.

“We know who has been here, right, and participated in our wellness programs, who look at this as part of our community,” says Dr. Michelle Medina, of the Cleveland Clinic. “We’ve done a virtual door-to-door campaign literally picking up the phone to try to find them or text them or email them. Our community partners have also spoken at different churches.”

For Lester, it was important to get the vaccine.

“This virus so bad right now,” Lester said. “I think everyone should get one right now.”

The Langston Hughes Health and Education Center is located at East 79th and Quincy.

Vaccinations will be available at the center every Monday for people who are eligible.

Appointments are mandatory and you can click here to schedule one.

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