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Please visit http://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can also call (513) 695-SHOT (7468) between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

To help speed up the process of your scheduled appointment, please fill out the Consent Form and bring with you.

Governor Mike DeWine has announced that Ohioans 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 2D of Ohio’s vaccination program beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

Phase 2D

As vaccine supply is becoming more widely available, COVID-19 vaccinations will be open to people 16 and older beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

With parental or legal guardian consent, individuals ages 16 and 17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for use under age 18.

Phase 2D COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Governor Mike DeWine has announced the individuals who are included in Phase 2C of Ohio’s vaccination plan, which will begin on Friday, March 19, 2021. Phase 2C will expand eligibility to include Ohioans ages 40 and older.

Phase 2C

Vaccinations for Phase 2C will begin on Friday, March 19. Because the risk of more severe illness and outcomes of COVID-19 increases with age, Phase 2C will extend age-based eligibility to individuals age 40 and older. This group includes approximately 818,000 Ohioans between ages 40-49. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice.

AGE ELIGIBILITY

Individuals age 40 and older.

Individuals age 50 and older previously eligible under Phase 1B, Phase 2A or Phase 2B who have not yet received the vaccine remain eligible under Phase 2C.

Download the Phase 2C COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Governor Mike DeWine announced the individuals who are included in Phase 2B of Ohio’s vaccination plan, which will begin on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Phase 2B will open with Ohioans ages 50 and older. This group includes approximately 1.2 million eligible Ohioans.

Phase 2B

Vaccinations for Phase 2B will begin on Thursday, March 11, extending age eligibility criteria to age 50 and older. Because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes of COVID-19 increases with age, Phase 2B will open with vaccinations based on age, extending eligibility criteria to age 50 and older. This opens eligibility to approximately 1.2 million Ohioans. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice.

AGE ELIGIBILITY

Individuals age 50 and older.

Individuals age 60 and older previously eligible under Phase 1B or Phase 2A who have not yet received the vaccine remain eligible under Phase 2B.

Download the Phase 2B COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Governor Mike DeWine announced the individuals who are included in the first part of Phase 2 of Ohio’s vaccination plan, which began on March 4, 2021. Phase 2A opened with Ohioans ages 60 and older. This group includes approximately 695,000 eligible Ohioans.

Phase 2A

Phase 2A opened with vaccinations based on age, beginning with age 60 and older, because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes from COVID-19 increase with age. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice.

AGE ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals age 60 and older.

Download the Phase 2A COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Governor Mike DeWine has announced the individuals who are included in Phase 1E of Ohio’s vaccination plan, which will go into effect on Friday, March 19, 2021. Phase 1E extends eligibility to approximately 766,000 Ohioans with certain underlying medical conditions not included in previous phases or under Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility. In addition, age-eligibility requirements for the vaccine will also expand to age 40 and older under Phase 2C, also beginning Friday, March 19.

Phase 1E

Vaccinations for Phase 1E will begin on Friday, March 19, 2021. This phase includes:

  • Individuals who have the specified medical conditions listed below that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.
  • These individuals are not already eligible through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Individuals with at least one of the following medical conditions:

  • Cancer.
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Heart disease.
  • Obesity.

Download the Phase 1E COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Governor Mike DeWine has announced the individuals who are included in Phase 1D of Ohio’s vaccination plan, which will go into effect on March 11, 2021. Phase 1D includes approximately 197,000 eligible Ohioans with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases.

Phase 1D

Vaccinations for Phase 1D will begin on Thursday, March 11, 2021. This phase includes:

  •  Individuals who have specified medical conditions that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. The new qualifying conditions are not already covered through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • People with type 2 diabetes under the age of 50.
    • This opens eligibility to approximately 172,000 Ohioans.
  • People with end-stage renal disease (also known as end-stage kidney disease) under the age of 50.
    • This opens eligibility to approximately 25,000 Ohioans.

Download the Phase 1D COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Governor Mike DeWine has announced the individuals who are included in Phase 1C of Ohio’s vaccination plan, which will go into effect on March 4, 2021. Phase 1C includes approximately 246,000 eligible Ohioans with certain occupations and with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases.

This phase will focus on:

  • Individuals who have additional medical conditions that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. The new qualifying conditions are not already covered through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
  • Ohioans who work in certain occupations, including child care services, funeral services, and law enforcement and correction services.
  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition or based on their occupation.

Medical conditions and women who are pregnant
Approximately 141,000 Ohioans with the following conditions will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

  • People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Bone marrow transplant recipients.
    • These are sometimes also called hematopoietic cell or stem cell transplants, and these patients are undergoing treatment primarily for cancer and certain anemias, and they face an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
    • This group does NOT include the kind of stem-cell injections people might receive for the treatment of orthopedic problems, especially for their knees.
  • People with type 1 diabetes.
  • Pregnant women.

Occupations

  • Child care services: Staff members at child care centers and pre-kindergarten programs who have regular, ongoing direct contact with children enrolled in these programs. There are approximately 40,400 eligible Ohioans in this category.
    • Administrators, lead and assistant teachers, and substitute teachers enrolled in Ohio’s Professional Registry who are currently working in open child care or pre-kindergarten programs.
    • Licensing specialists employed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or a county job and family services agency.
    • The program does NOT include parent volunteers, board members, or owners/administrators who do not provide in-classroom support.
  • Funeral services: This group includes licensed staff and active apprentices in the funeral services industry. There are approximately 3,600 eligible Ohioans in this category.
    • Embalmers/morticians.
    • Funeral home directors.
    • Crematory operators.
    • Apprentices.
  • Law enforcement and corrections officers: There are approximately 76,000 Ohioans eligible in this category.
    • This group includes sworn law enforcement officers and peace officers who have first responder or direct supervisory responsibilities. These individuals must be active duty, working a regular minimum of 20 hours a week. Eligibility does not include retired, “special,” or reserve officers.
      • Police officers.
      • Sheriff’s deputies.
      • Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.
      • Special jurisdiction officers: Other state or federal enforcement officers such as Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) enforcement staff, pharmacy board investigators, BCI agents, state fire marshal investigators, federal transportation security officers, and other federal law enforcement officers who do not have access to vaccination from federal sources.
    • Corrections staff: Eligible are corrections staff, including probation and parole staff, who provide direct services to an adult or juvenile inmate or court-supervised individuals.
    • Firefighters: Individuals who have a valid active firefighting certificate in the State of Ohio who are active members or employees of a recognized fire department. This does not include retired, emeritus or reserve individuals.

Download the Phase 1C COVID-19 Distribution Fact Sheet

Phase 1B will specifically include those below who choose to be vaccinated:

  • Ohioans, age 65 and up.
  • Ohioans born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19.
    • Sickle cell anemia.
    • Down syndrome.
    • Cystic fibrosis.
    • Muscular dystrophy.
    • Cerebral palsy.
    • Spina bifida.
    • People born with severe heart defects, requiring regular specialized medical care.
    • People with severe type 1 diabetes, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year.
    • Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders.
    • Epilepsy with continuing seizures; hydrocephaly; microcephaly, and other severe neurological disorders.
    • Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and other severe genetic disorders.
    • People with severe asthma, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year.
    • Alpha and beta thalassemia
    • Solid organ transplant candidates and recipients.
  • Adults/employees in K-12 schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person.

Phase 1A will include those below who choose to be vaccinated:

  • Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.
  • Residents and staff in nursing homes.
  • Residents and staff in assisted living facilities.
  • Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals.
  • People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations.
  • Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans.
  • EMS responders.

To ensure the continued health and safety of Warren County residents, WCHD began planning early this year for the sourcing and distributing of potential COVID-19 vaccines once they receive approval for use by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There will be very limited vaccine availability for the first few months. The Warren County Health District will be offering vaccine to specifics groups as designated by CDC and the State of Ohio, as quickly as the vaccine is distributed. WCHD will keep the public informed as priority groups expand and more vaccine is available. Currently we only receive 100 – 400 doses per week for the entire county.

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