City, Schools, Health Care Provider Band Together to Deliver Vaccinations | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

City, Schools, Health Care Provider Band Together to Deliver Vaccinations

March 09, 2021

UPDATE:  The 200 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for March 13th at Garfield Middle School have been filled.

200 Moderna vaccines to be provided in Lakewood over two clinic events

The City of Lakewood, the Lakewood City Schools, and Neighborhood Family Practice announced today a vaccination clinic with the capacity to administer 200 COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccinations provided by Neighborhood Family Practice will be available to residents who meet the State of Ohio’s vaccine eligibility requirements by appointment only. Appointments will begin at 8:40am on Saturday, March 13 at Garfield Middle School gymnasium in Lakewood,  with follow-up second dose appointments on April 10.

Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment should call the City of Lakewood’s Division of Aging at 216-529-5062 and leave a message with full name and phone number. City staff will call back to confirm eligibility and fill the 200 appointment time slots. Once all time slots are filled, no further calls will be accepted or returned.

Mayor Meghan George said, “I am thrilled that the City of Lakewood can be part of this partnership to help our community curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccine rolls out, I know people are concerned they will get left behind but we are doing all we can to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to get their shot if they want one.”

Jean Polster, President and CEO of Neighborhood Family Practice, said, “Neighborhood Family Practice has a long history of service to those living in the diverse communities in and around the near west side of Cleveland, and has been at the forefront of providing COVID-19 testing and vaccines. We are grateful to be able to provide this important vaccination public service to our community.”

Superintendent Mike Barnes said, “I am thrilled that the Lakewood City Schools will be able to support the City and our community with a location to hold this very important event. When the City called asking if we would be able to provide space for this clinic, we were on board immediately. Anything we can do to help protect our community’s health and safety and aid our citizens in accessing the vaccine, we are all in.”

On March 6, President Biden announced that COVID-19 vaccines would be available to any adult who wants one by mid-May, weeks earlier than previously announced. Governor DeWine announced just this week that vaccine eligibility would be expanded on March 11 to include Ohioans 50 years of age and older, along with anyone with qualifying congenital, early-onset, or inherited conditions. For more information, visit