Jerome Schottenstein Center To Serve As COVID-19 Vaccination Site

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will be using the Jerome Schottenstein Center as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

The site will be used for patients of the Wexner Medical center at first, followed by the general public starting on January 19. The medical center expects to provide more than 3,000 vaccinations a day at the facility.

Patients over the age of 80 and people with congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders, as well as school employees will be up first for vaccinations.

The Schottenstein Center is the perfect place for a large endeavor like this. They’ve got the cooler space to store the vaccines, as well as ample space for patients to move in and out in an orderly fashion.

“Ample parking and a large concourse space at a landmark building already known by much of the general public will allow the Wexner Medical Center to serve patients in a convenient and efficient manner with safe distancing in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” said Ryan Haley, senior director of ambulatory operations. “Our partnership with the Athletic Department and with the University has been outstanding. The Schottenstein Center site will offer us the opportunity to provide vaccines on a far greater scale than we would be able to in a traditional health care setting.”

For now, the medical center says the vaccines will only be available for Wexner Medical Center patients who “have seen a provider in the last two years” that also meet Phase 1B criteria. Vaccinations will be by appointment only.

More details on how to schedule a vaccine appointment will be released this week.

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