Week of January 18: Vaccine
providers will begin receiving their first allotment of vaccines
for those ages 80 and older. Vaccines will be delivered on
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Each provider will begin
administering vaccines the day after they receive their
shipment. All vaccines must be distributed within seven days.
Week of January 25: Vaccinations
are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up following the
same process outlined above. Vaccinations will also be available
to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset
medical disorders. Additional information on how these
individuals can choose to receive their vaccines is forthcoming.
Week of February 1: Vaccinations
are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up following the
same process outlined above.
Week of February 8: Vaccinations
are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up following the
same process outlined above.
“When a new age range opens, that does not mean vaccinations
will be complete for the previous age range,” said Governor
DeWine. “Vaccinating Ohioans in Phase 1B will take a number of
weeks given the limited doses available.”
Beginning Jan. 15th, Ohioans aged 80 and up can find
additional information about providers administering vaccines by
calling their local health department or visiting their local
health department website. The Ohio Department of Health will
launch a tool tomorrow morning on coronavirus.ohio.gov to
assist residents looking for a provider that has been allotted
The tool will be searchable by zip code or county, but it will
not be updated in real-time. It is critical that those eligible
to receive a vaccine consult local resources to determine
up-to-date vaccine availability.
“Providers throughout the state are developing systems that work
best for them in terms of scheduling and administering
vaccinations,” said DeWine. “As we continue to rollout
additional vaccination groups, we will work with our local
partners, and modify the process as needed.”
The Ohio Department of Health is in the process of developing a
state vaccination scheduling system. Additional information is
NURSING HOME VACCINATIONS:
DeWine announced that Ohio is imminently close to completing the
administration of the first round of COVID-19 vaccines in
skilled nursing facilities.
"When we started distributing the vaccine in Ohio, one of our
first goals was to vaccinate our most vulnerable in our nursing
facilities," said DeWine.
Ohio partnered with four pharmacies through the Federal Pharmacy
Partnership in distribution of the vaccine to skilled nursing
facilities. These facilities are a part of Phase 1A.
Absolute has administered 100% of the first round of COVID-19
vaccines as assigned.
As of yesterday, CVS has administered 97% of the first round of
COVID-19 vaccines at the 478 assigned facilities. It is
anticipated CVS will finish the administration of doses this
Pharm Script has completed 61 of 63 assigned facilities, and
will complete the administration of doses today.
Walgreens has completed 95% of the first round of COVID-19
vaccines at the 398 assigned facilities.
Within the Federal Pharmacy Partnership, Ohio, with 3.6% of the
U.S population, has administered more than 8% of the vaccines in
this program nationwide. This is above the anticipated pace of
administering the vaccine.
OHIO COUNTY COVID DATA:
A county-by-county breakdown outlining the presence of COVID-19
in all of Ohio's 88 counties can be found on the Ohio
Public Health Advisory System's website.
All 88 counties have a level of spread that is at least three
times more than what the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) considers high incidence.
Governor DeWine also discussed key measurements regarding
incidence cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks, as well as
regional COVID-19 ICU utilization.
"We saw new cases per capita at the statewide level increase
since last week, which indicates that COVID-19 continues to
spread in both urban and rural communities throughout Ohio,"
said DeWine. .
CURRENT CASE DATA:
In total, there are 807,293 confirmed and probable cases of
COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 9,990 confirmed and probable
COVID-19 deaths. A total of 42,491 people have been hospitalized
throughout the pandemic, including 6,289 admissions to intensive
care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Video of today's full update, including versions with foreign
language translation, can be viewed on the Ohio
Channel's YouTube page.
For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or