Cuyahoga County officials provide update on vaccinations, COVID-19 spread


CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and County Executive Armond Budish held a virtual news conference on COVID-19 and vaccinations on Friday.

Budish highlighted progress at the mass vaccination clinic at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. Starting April 27, the one-dose Johnson and Johnson shot will be administered at the site.

He said that 37 percent of the county’s population has received a vaccine, but minorities still lag behind in getting vaccinated.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan discussed the prevalence of virus B117, which is the UK variant.

“We’re currently trending in the wrong direction against the virus and its emerging variants. We have to keep our strong pace to vaccinate as many of our residents as we can,” Allan said.

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