MetroHealth Assists the State, FEMA in Vaccinating Thousands of Ohioans at its Maple Heights Location
The MetroHealth System has partnered with Governor Mike DeWine’s office, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Cuyahoga County to offer thousands COVID-19 vaccinations at MetroHealth’s Maple Heights location this Friday and Saturday.
MetroHealth opened the site at 5398 Northfield Road in March to handle increased demand for vaccine in the southeast part of Cuyahoga County. The site was selected because of its proximity to neighborhoods with relatively low rates of vaccination, as well as access to bus routes and parking.
“With MetroHealth's help, Maple Heights will have a vaccination center that is easily accessible to our residents and the residents of surrounding communities," said Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell. "Efforts like MetroHealth’s Southgate vaccination center are vital to achieving equity in health care."
MetroHealth has vaccinated more than 7,000 people there over the past three weeks as part of a comprehensive plan to bring vaccines to neighborhoods that need them. Additional locations throughout Cuyahoga County will be announced soon.
Vaccinations are open to any Ohioan age 16 and older. Appointments are required.
To sign up, go to: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov
Once on the state website, a search for zip code 44137 will bring up the Maple Heights location (“MetroHealth Maple Heights Branch of Wolstein Center”).
MetroHealth, the state, FEMA and others have been working with area elected officials, clergy and community leaders to help sign up people for vaccinations at the Northfield site.
The Northfield vaccination clinic will operate with FEMA and the state on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional appointments for April 23 and 24 will be made available soon. MetroHealth will continue to operate the vaccination clinic on other days.
“We are pleased to partner with the state, FEMA and the county to offer additional COVID vaccinations to thousands of people,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO of The MetroHealth System. “MetroHealth opened this clinic in Maple Heights because we saw an urgent need in the surrounding neighborhoods and zip codes. Our mission is to expand access to health care, and this partnership does just that.”
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.