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Cuyahoga County Democratic lawmakers issue joint statement as Biden administration taps Cleveland to host mass vaccination site at Cleveland State's Wolstein Center

March 5, 2021
Janine R. Boyd News

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park), Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland), and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement as the Biden administration announced today that Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center has been chosen as a mass vaccination site, with the ability to administer 6,000 vaccine doses each day over eight weeks beginning March 17. 

“We’re encouraged by today’s announcement that the Biden administration has tapped Cleveland to host a mass vaccination site, and appreciate President Biden’s strong leadership as we continue to undertake the largest single vaccination program in history. 

“Today’s announcement reaffirms the commitment this administration has shown to acquire, distribute and administer the coronavirus vaccine in record time, especially within our most vulnerable populations and those who need it the most. 

“We’re hopeful that this site will speed our vaccination schedule and reiterate the importance to all Ohioans to get vaccinated as soon as they can. We will continue working with the administration and our state and local health partners to do everything we can to end this virus.”