Gov. DeWine announces start dates for next vaccine phase

Gov. DeWine announces start dates for next vaccine phase

Gov. Mike DeWine announced more specific plans for Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan, which included dates for specific age groups.

The details were unveiled during Thursday’s press briefing.

The following announcements have been made:

Content Continues Below
  • At least 221,208 of Ohioans have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Next week, some hospitals will finish vaccinating its frontline workers.
  • On Jan. 19, Phase 1B will beginning. Those that are 80 years or older will begin receiving the vaccine that day. These are people in the general population. DeWine said that account for 420,000 to 450,000 people. Those receiving vaccines will receive them from physicians, local health departments, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, in-home health service providers, as well as some retail pharmacies.
  • On Monday, the state will hold a webinar for providers that will outline expectations for distribution. On Wednesday and Thursday, we are asking local Emergency Management Agencies to hold a press conference announcing where vaccinations will be available in their counties and how individuals can receive them.
  • On Thursday, the state will launch a tool on the state’s coronavirus website to allow people to see where the vaccinations will be available.
  • UPCOMING VACCINATION START DATES IN PHASE 1B:
  • Jan. 19: 80 or older can begin getting vaccinated
  • Jan. 25: 75 or older can begin getting vaccinated
  • Feb. 1: 70 and older can begin getting vaccinated
  • Feb. 8: 65 year and older can begin getting vaccinated
  • Week of Jan. 25: Vaccinations will be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders. We will announce in the coming days how those individuals will be able to receive their vaccinations if they choose.
  • Week of Feb. 1: School employee vaccinations will begin