CLEVELAND — The state of Ohio is beginning the process of rolling out the coronavirus vaccine to residents across the state.
There are a lot of moving parts to these plans as we go forward. And we want to be here to help answer your questions.
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According to Gov. Mike DeWine, there will be 750 provider locations across the state as residents 80 years of age and older will be the first group of residents eligible in Phase 1B. Beginning Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, (depending on delivery date) these vaccines will be available.
DeWine says the state hopes each week to be able to expand those eligible for vaccinations per its Phase 1B timetable. On January 25, those Ohioans 75 and older will be able to get the coroanvirus vaccine, along with those people with severe congenital, developmental and early onset medical disorders.
On February 1, Ohioans ages 70 and older and employees of K-12 schools that are planning to remain or return to in-person or hybrid learning will be eligible. Those Ohioans 65 years of age and older will be able to receive their vaccine.
That's the plan from the state. Here is how you can find out where to get your vaccine.
Local health departments and emergency management agencies have held (or will soon hold) press conferences or sent notifications to media on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to begin to notify residents about where to sign up to get vaccinated. All local health departments should also have this information on their websites by Friday morning.
Also on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., the state will launch a tool on coronavirus.ohio.gov where Ohioans can select their county or their ZIP code and see a list of providers that received or will receive vaccine doses.
Watch Gov. Mike DeWine's COVID-19 briefing in the player below: