MetroHealth Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations at Shaw High
The MetroHealth System and East Cleveland City Schools will be offering free COVID vaccinations Wednesday, April 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Shaw High School, 15320 Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland.
“We are excited to join with partners in East Cleveland to offer additional COVID vaccinations,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO of The MetroHealth System. “We are offering the vaccinations to people where they live, whether that is East Cleveland, Maple Heights, Clark-Fulton, Tremont or any of the other places we have vaccinated thousands of people.”
The vaccinations will take place in the cafeteria. There is free parking and Shaw High is located on the 28., 28A, 37, 41 and 41F bus lines.
“Under the East Cleveland Revitalization Plan, responding to pandemic needs is critical to the success of our school system and community,” said Dr. Henry Pettigrew, CEO, The East Cleveland Schools. “We are thankful to MetroHealth for helping us help our community.”
This is the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for anyone 16 years or older. Minors who are 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
People can register by going to www.metrohealth.org/covid-19/covid-vaccine. They can also call the 216-778-6100 line for help scheduling.
Walk-ups without an appointment will also be able to get vaccinated.
The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses. People will be scheduled for your second dose at Shaw High when you receive your first.
We hope you sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. It is safe, effective and our best chance to get back to normal this summer.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.