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COVID-19 Vaccination

At Southwest General, we remain committed to providing our communities with the chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as we believe it will help slow the spread of the virus and control the pandemic.

Based on guidance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all Ohioans aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized emergency use of the following vaccines in each age group:

  • 12 – 17 years of age Pfizer vaccine
  • 18 years of age and older Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

If you would like to schedule a vaccination appointment with Southwest General, please select “How do I schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment?” from the dropdown menu below.

Please Note:

  • As we receive supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine, we are making vaccination appointments available following guidelines provided by the ODH and CDC.
  • At this time, we are not receiving supplies of the Pfizer vaccine and, therefore, are unable to schedule vaccination appointments for those aged 12-17.
  • To find additional COVID-19 vaccine providers, please visit the Ohio Department of Health’s Vaccine Management Solutions tool, which can help Ohioans determine vaccine eligibility, find providers, book an appointment and receive updates.

For those 12 – 17 years of age:

Southwest General does not have the Pfizer vaccine, therefore, we are unable to schedule vaccination appointments for those aged 12-17. We recommend using the Ohio Department of Health's Vaccine Management Solutions tool to check for providers and availability for this age group.

For those 18 years of age and older:

If you would like to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with Southwest General, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Southwest General Vaccination Scheduling Page >>>
  2. Confirm that you are eligible to receive the vaccine by reviewing the current state requirements and, if meeting them, clicking “yes” and selecting “next.”
  3. Select an appointment date and time, enter your contact information, and indicate your preferred method of contact for your appointment reminder.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • You must have an appointment to be vaccinated.
  • You will receive an appointment confirmation (please check the spam or junk folder of your personal email account, as we cannot dictate how the confirmation message will be handled).
  • You will receive an appointment reminder by email or text, depending on your preference.
  • If you receive care from a Southwest General Medical Group (SGMG) provider, your SGMG physician’s office is unable to schedule your vaccination. Instead, please use the link provided above.
  • LOCATION: Starting June 4, 2021, Southwest General Vaccination Clinics will be held at the Health Center’s Main Campus:
    18697 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
    Building B – Main Lobby
    Please stop by any of the Information Desks if you need assistance with directions.

Eligible individuals can receive the vaccine from the provider of their choice. To help locate additional vaccine providers who may have open appointments, please visit The Ohio Department of Health’s Vaccine Management Solutions tool, which can help Ohioans determine vaccine eligibility, find providers, book an appointment and receive updates.

Based on guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and CDC, all Ohioans aged 12 and older are now eligible for certain COVID-19 vaccines.

If you would like to schedule a vaccination appointment with Southwest General, select “How do I schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment?” in the dropdown menu above.

Please bring a valid form of identification showing your name and age as well as your insurance card.

All recipients receiving the vaccine will be monitored for 15 minutes after being vaccinated for immediate signs of allergic reactions.

The COVID-19 vaccination was developed to help protect individuals from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects should go away in a few days.

Common side effects include:

  • Pain or swelling at the site of injection
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever

Learn more about what to expect post-vaccination >>>

When and how will my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine be scheduled?
For maximum effectiveness, it is important that you receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. When you receive your first dose, you will be given a form showing the date, time and location of your second dose.

Can I bring a caregiver to my appointment?
For patients who may need assistance, we ask that you bring only one caregiver with you to your appointment. This will help us with social distancing requirements at our vaccination clinics, as our goal is to keep everyone safe. Everyone attending the vaccination clinic must wear a mask.

Is there a charge for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Currently, there is no charge to patients for the COVID-19 vaccine. Your insurance may be billed a charge of $37 for the administration of the vaccination.

Do I still need to wear a mask after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Masks should still be worn, and you should follow proper social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

Additional Questions
We understand that you likely have many additional questions regarding the vaccine—is it safe? If I had COVID-19 should I still get vaccinated? To help answer these questions, and more, click here.

The following resources are available to help find vaccine providers and schedule appointments:

  • The Ohio Department of Health’s Vaccine Management Solutions is a tool to help Ohioans determine vaccine eligibility, find providers, book an appointment and receive updates.

For additional information on COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov