MPOX & COVID-19 Updates




In partnership with Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH), The Center will be hosting walk up vaccine clinics throughout the fall of 2023. We will be offering flu and MPOX vaccines.

All clinics below are on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM except where noted


While initial plans were to have the most recent COVID-19 vaccine boosters available at our partnered clinics, we were informed that CDPH was not able to allocate these boosters for these clinics at this time.

In time, COVID boosters may become available at which time we will be sure to inform our community. We still strongly encourage individuals seek the COVID-19 booster where available. 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Ohio Department of Health | MPOX Dashboard

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, today announced the creation of a newpublic dashboard to provide Ohioans with information about the status of MPOX in the state.
The MPOX Cases Overview dashboard and interactive map, available on the Ohio Department of Health website (, shows the total number of cases across the state, the number of cases per county, the age range of people affected by MPOX, the percentage of cases by sex, and outcomes, including any hospitalizations and deaths.
August 22, 2022

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Update

We have been in close communication with our partners at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) and Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) to monitor the spread of the virus as well as stay up to date on information about prevention, vaccination and treatment. Additionally, Dr. Ann Avery from MetroHealth has conducted sessions for our program participants to provide education about the virus, prevention methods and treatment. Our POLs have incorporated this information into their talking points as they conduct street outreach.

On Wednesday last week (8/17) the Center hosted a Community Forum on MPOX which featured our local health experts and live Q&A from the audience. We were also able to offer the vaccine on-site that day and while official numbers have yet to be finalized, the initial count indicates that we vaccinated at least 20 individuals.

We are currently coordinating logistics for a pop-up vaccination clinic to be held at the Center so that we can continue to create access for our community. We are awaiting confirmation of the date and time and will get that info out as soon as we have it. Right now it’s looking like Wednesday this week.

Additionally, we are working with CCBH to ensure that we have a vaccine clinic for those who got vaccinated on Wednesday last week at the forum to be able to receive their second dose at the Center.

Finally, we are coordinating with CCBH and CDPH around a vaccination campaign to have pop-up clinics at spaces and places frequented by LGBTQ+ folx including Leather Stallion, Cocktails, bath houses, Symposium etc. Updates to come as we get logistics finalized with CCBH.

Leather Stallion Saloon hosted a pop up vaccine clinic on 8/21 and CCBH administered over 200 doses!

More to come.

Previously Recorded August 17, 2022

Community Forum on MPOX

On August 17, 2022 - our community gathered to hear from medical experts who provided information and updates about MPOX, signs, symptoms, transmission, prevention strategies, etc. The conversation washosted by Deairius Houston, Director of Program Innovation with Central Outreach Wellness Center. 

Featured panelists included:

  • Dr. David Margolius | Director of Public Health, City of Cleveland
  • Dr. Prakash Ganesh | Medical Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
  • Dr. Karen Cooper | Medical Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health

If you would like to view the recorded zoom of the forum and hear our community's initial response to this virus, CLICK HERE. 

Cleveland Department of Public Health

Fact Sheets and more information on Cleveland's continued response to MPOX cases in Northeast Ohio.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In depth information on signs and symptoms as well as continued communication on new cases

ODH MPOX Dashboard

This dashboard and interactive map shows total number of cases across the state by county.

Central Outreach Wellness Center

In-depth informationand contact number for Central Outreach Wellness Center.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

General FAQs and continued updates surrounding Cuyahoga County's MPOX vaccine availability and current criteria for vaccine eligibility.


COVID At-Home Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order  free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with COVID-19 hardships?

With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Candid has started this list to point you to emergency financial resources.  NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list; we are simply adding resources as we become aware of them.

Candid resources to advance your work during the coronavirus crisis

Fundraising tools and more.

Funding for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find an Alcoholics Anonymous Remote Meeting Near You

Find A.A. meeting schedules throughout Greater Cleveland Ohio including Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties.

Find an Alcoholics Anonymous Conference Call

Find meetings around the country via telephone.

Cuyahoga County Information

Cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Cuyahoga County. Stay up to date and follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal agencies by visiting the following resources.

Detroit Shoreway Resources

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement, Inc. have compiled this list of nearby providers. This list was last updated March 24, 2020, at 10:30am, but all items are subject to change. For updated information and additional resources, contact providers directly or call 211.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information

COVID-19: What You Need to Know from MetroHealth

Physicians at The MetroHealth System are urging the public to use a mix of vigilance and common sense when it comes to combating COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus.

How Coronavirus Is Affecting the LGBTQ+ Community, From Drag Queens to the HIV+

For some queer demographics, the virus presents unique medical risks and co-morbidities. Others are adapting and coping the best they can.

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