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Walk-ins welcome at Cleveland’s Wolstein Center mass vaccination clinic beginning next week

With thousands of slots open, clinic officials are opening the doors.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 3:48 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -According to officials with the Wolstein Center Community Vaccination Clinic, beginning Tuesday, April 27, they will open the doors to walk-ins from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

While still encouraging appointments, slots for the week of April 27 through May 3 are not filling up.

According to a spokesperson for the Ohio National Guard, Captain Matt Eck, the mass vaccination clinic has only booked 2,500 appointments for next week, even though they are equipped to handle 6,000 shots a day. “So if you want the vaccine, you can get the vaccine. We encourage you to still register. But if you come down and you find yourself near the Wolstein between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., you can walk right in and get your vaccination.”

The clinic also says people who have a language barrier can be reassured that there are interpreters on-site at the Wolstein Center and other live interpreters just a click away on an Ipad.

Jason Kirksey, the Project Manager through Vocal Link, says, “Over 30 different languages have come through so far. We have six interpreters (speaking six different languages) on-site, and on our mobile unit, we have 275 more languages that can be interpreted. We can use the machine to help facilitate communication to anyone who comes through the door that’s not an English-speaking person.”

No identification is required.

But if you want to register, you can go to the state’s site at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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