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Southwest General starts rollout of COVID-19 vaccine with appointment-only clinics

Southwest General reports that all vaccine appointments are currently full.
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MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Another Northeast Ohio hospital has begun the process of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to those patients eligible in the Phase 1B program. 

Southwest General is holding its first vaccination clinics to provide doses to those individuals aged 80 and older on Thursday afternoon, then again on Saturday at the Middleburg Heights Community Center. 

The clinics are by appointment only. Southwest General reports that currently, all vaccine appointments are full and they are unable to schedule any additional appointments at this time. 

If you are already scheduled for an appointment and want to view details, click here. Patients who are scheduled to receive their vaccine are asked to please bring a valid form of identification showing your name and age as well as your insurance card.

"As we continue to receive supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine in the weeks ahead, we will provide additional vaccine clinics for other age groups as they become eligible based on the state’s Phase 1B guidelines. We encourage individuals to check our website (swgeneral.com) for additional information," Southwest General said in a release announcing the vaccine clinics.

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