Cleveland, OH,
11:04 AM

MetroHealth Vaccinates Local Faith Leaders Who Also Encourage Citizens to Roll Up Sleeves

Vaccinating Faith Leaders from MetroHealth on Vimeo.

Cleveland - The MetroHealth System has released a video showing some of Northeast Ohio’s faith leaders urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The attached video is part of an ongoing public awareness campaign encouraging people to get vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and represent our best opportunity to reduce the spread to the virus. They are our best hope for a return to hugs, backyard barbecues, family vacations and some semblance of normalcy. MetroHealth leaders strongly encourage our patients to get vaccinated.

We also understand some people have concerns about the vaccine, and might be hesitant to get it. This is particularly true in communities of color, where memories of past unethical medical studies around vaccines remain fresh.

With that in mind, MetroHealth has reached out to trusted voices in Northeast Ohio to help encourage others to get vaccinated. Several older religious leaders who have been active in Greater Cleveland for decades were invited to participate in this ongoing campaign. We hope their willingness to get vaccinated and talk about their experiences will result in many more people getting their shots. By doing so, we will more quickly reduce the spread of COVID-19 and make Northeast Ohio a healthier, safer place for everyone.

Those interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to visit for the latest updates. Because of limited supply, there may be delays in getting vaccinated, even for those in the category of people eligible to get vaccinated.

About The MetroHealth System

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 five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit