Important Information about Phase 1B of the Covid-19 Vaccination


Ohio is preparing to rollout Phase 1B of the Covid-19 Vaccine. Phase 1B includes: 1) anyone 65 or older; 2) People with severe congenital, developmental, or early onset medical disorders; and 3) K-12 Personnel.

January 19th – Residents 80+

January 25 – Residents 75+

February 1 – Residents 70+

February 1 – School personnel

February 8 – Residents 65+

Please note: When a new age range opens, that doesn’t mean that vaccinations will be complete for the previous age range. It will take weeks, maybe months, to distribute all of the vaccine given the very limited doses available.

The health department does not know how many doses of vaccine we will receive or when we will receive them. There are more providers than there are vaccines so these dates are not set in stone. The state has told all local health departments that those health departments selected to deliver vaccinations the first week will be notified and will receive information about their allocation. Thus, communications will be relayed and details are ever-changing.

This is a fluid process and we must be able to adapt at a moment’s notice, so we ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation. We understand there may be frustration, but know that every other county in the state is facing the same “unknowns” due to limited supply of vaccine.

@BelmontCountyHealthDepartment  · Government Organization

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