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Wolstein Center preparing to host COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic

Officials hope to vaccinate 6,000 people per day during the 8-week mass vaccination, which starts Wednesday

CLEVELAND — If you're one of the thousands of already-registered Ohioans, you should have a pretty smooth time getting your COVID-19 shot at CSU's Wolstein Center. 

Starting Wednesday, doses will begin to be administered with the goal of vaccinating over 200,000 people in 8 weeks.

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On Monday, officials conducted a tour of the Wolstein Center vaccination area, outlining the protocol for the mass vaccination. After registering, people will arrive at their designated vaccination time (with a mask on), their temperatures will be taken, they will check in with the military personnel at the front tables and give them the QR code given to them at the time of registration. 

"We're gonna penetrate a lot of the population that really need these shots now," says CSU President Harland Sands.

If you're concerned that the large number of people means you might be lined up outside in the cold weather, Brigadier General Rebecca O'Connor of the Ohio National Guard says don't worry.

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"My goal was to get as much interior waiting space as possible. We do have a contingency; we are going to put up some tents to allow that overflow," Gen. O'Connor says.

All areas will be properly social distanced. Once you're in, you'll be ushered "fluidly," as they stressed Monday, down into one of the auditorium's vaccination chairs. One of the vaccinators - who are all trained military personnel - will administer your shot. Sands says this operation is a joint effort.

"You got about 10 federal and state agencies, including us." 

Vaccinations begin on Wednesday March 17th. They'll run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week, for 8 weeks.

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