Cleveland, OH,
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April
2021
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08:27 AM
America/New_York

MetroHealth Partners with Local Restaurants to Vaccinate Food Industry Workers

The MetroHealth System, along with Fahrenheit Cleveland and Flying Fig, is making it easy for food and beverage workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Fahrenheit Cleveland is opening its doors on Monday, April 26 from 12 to 4 p.m. for any food and beverage worker to get the Pfizer vaccine for free. They’re located at 2417 Professor Avenue.

Flying Fig will have slots available on Monday, May 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at 2523 Market Avenue. There will be 100 slots available at each location.

Vaccinations will be done on a walk-up basis for those 16 and older, so appointments are not needed. This vaccine does require two doses, so workers will be scheduled for the second dose after receiving the first.

MetroHealth is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and our best chance at returning to normal this summer.

Anyone who would like to schedule a vaccination at another time or location can call MetroHealth at 216-778-6100.

About The MetroHealth System

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.