COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will utilize the Jerome Schottenstein Center/Value City Arena at The Ohio State University as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site for its patients and, later, the general public starting Jan. 19. The medical center estimates that it can provide over 3,000 vaccines per day through this site.
Consistent with Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement about Ohio’s approach to Group 1B priority populations, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center will start vaccinating its patients over age 80 at this site. In addition to patients over age 80, other 1B populations will be vaccinated in the future.
“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.”
Appointments for vaccination will be required for all patients and healthcare personnel. More information on how to schedule a vaccine appointment will be provided to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center patients during the week of Jan. 11. Other information can be found at https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/features/coronavirus/patient-care/covid-19-vaccine.
The medical center also plans to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for patients at an existing vaccine location within Ohio State East Hospital beginning in February.