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Covid vaccine updates

Information on this page is offered to help families with the vaccine decision-making process. Vaccine information is subject to change and should not take the place of advice from your medical doctor.

Group 1A (currently receiving vaccines)

Individual adult (ages 16+) members of CFK families may be included in Group 1A if:

  • The individual is a health care professional
  • The individual is living in a group setting (group home, institution, nursing home)

Why is this information specific to adults only?

At this time, the Pfizer Vaccine has only been authorized for people who are 16 years or older. The Moderna vaccine can only be used for individuals over the age of 18. For more information on a pediatric vaccine, see this article from Connecticut Children's Hospital.


Cuyahoga County

Contact: Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Register for the vaccine as part of Group 1A here.

Lake County

Contact: Lake County Board of Health

Register for the vaccine as part of group 1A here.

Lorain County

Contact: Lorain County Board of Health

Register for the vaccine as part of group 1A here.

Medina County

Contact: Medina County Board of Health

There is currently no online registration for this county.

Group 1B (to begin receiving vaccines after January 19)

Individual adult (ages 16+) members of CFK families may be included in Group 1B if:

  • The individual is aged 65 years or older
  • The individual is living with a severe disability or medical condition, as defined by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH):

"...severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable – such as cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurologic disorders including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Prader Willi Syndrome, Turner Syndrome; severe lung disease including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha- and beta-thalassemia."

NOTE: The list of conditions from ODH is not meant to be exhaustive. Additional conditions (such as autism spectrum disorder) will be considered based on health impact and vaccine availability. For help, please consult your medical provider.


IMPORTANT: If you are scheduling a vaccine for a child who is 16 or 17 years of age, please call to ask which vaccine will be administered. The Moderna vaccine is indicated for use in inviduduals who are over the age of 18.

Cuyahoga County

Contact: Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Request an email when 1B vaccines become available  here.
Lake County

Contact: Lake County Board of Health

Register for a vaccine as part of group 1B here.

Lorain County

Contact: Lorain County Board of Health

Request an email when 1B vaccines become available here.
Medina County

Contact: Medina County Board of Health

There is currently no notification list for Medina County.

You can find other vaccine distribution points in your community on the Ohio Department of Health's COVID Vaccine website. Visit vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov and use the county and zip code selection tools to find a provider near you.

This content last updated on 1/15/2021. For the latest information on Coronavirus Vaccines, please refer to the Ohio Department Of Health website or contact your county public health department.

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