A representative from the local county developmental
disabilities board will reach out to help coordinate receipt of
the vaccination for Ohioans with severe congenital,
developmental, or early-onset medical disorders, as well as a
developmental or intellectual disability.
During the week of February 15, Ohioans with any of these
conditions, and do not have a developmental or intellectual
disability, will be eligible to receive the vaccination.
Additional information on how these individuals can choose to
receive their vaccines is forthcoming.
"This group has been identified by medical professionals as
having a high risk of death if they caught COVID-19," said
DeWine. "It's critical that we continue to prioritize Ohioans
who are most vulnerable."
Each provider will begin administering vaccines the day after
they receive their shipment. All vaccines must be distributed
within seven days.
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.
The Ohio Department of Health has launched a tool on vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov to
assist residents looking for a provider that has been allocated
The tool is searchable by zip code and county, but it will not
be uploaded in real-time. It is critical that those eligible to
receive a vaccine consult local resources to determine
up-to-date vaccine availability.
Vaccinations will also be available for personnel in Ohio
schools in Phase 1B. As of today, 96% of public school
districts have committed to returning to school at least
partially in-person by March 1.
Schools committed to at least partially returning to in-person
by March 1 have been designated a local Educational Service
Center as a working partner. Additional details will be
confirmed this week between the working partners and school
School districts are also choosing a retail pharmacy partner,
secured by the state, or an existing local partnership, to
administer the vaccinations to school personnel. Beginning the
week of February 1, vaccination administration will be
coordinated with school-provider partnerships, and a majority
will be closed clinics for school personnel only.
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE:
DeWine announced today his nomination of former Ohio Supreme
Court Justice Judith L. French as Director of the Ohio
Department of Insurance. French brings more than 30 years of
experience, and will lead the department in providing consumer
protection through education and fair, but vigilant, regulation
while promoting a stable and competitive environment for
CURRENT CASE DATA:
In total, there are 836,055 confirmed and probable cases of
COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 10,336 confirmed and probable
COVID-19 deaths. A total of 43,605 people have been hospitalized
throughout the pandemic, including 6,391admissions 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