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Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you? Visit https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov to search for providers vaccinating in the current phase by county and ZIP code.

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Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination

These resources below, created by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, can help people prepare for their vaccination.

Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

Save the date for Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls, where your vaccine questions will be answered. Hear from medical experts, community leaders, public health professionals, frontline workers, and people who have been vaccinated. More details for how to watch livestreams for the following audiences will be shared in the near future:

  • Monday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. – African American Ohioans
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Hispanic/Latino Ohioans
  • Monday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. – Asian American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. – Rural Ohioans

Fliers and slides are available to download with information about Ohio's COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls:

COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1A Distribution

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1B Distribution

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.

Video Explaining Phase 1B Medical Conditions

Phase 1B Timing

Vaccinations in Phase 1B are expected to begin the week of January 19. Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older. When a new age group begins, vaccinations may not be complete for the previous age group. It will take a number of weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available. 

  • Jan. 19, 2021 – Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
  • Jan. 25, 2021 –
    • Ohioans 75 years of age and older.
    • Those with a developmental or intellectual disability AND born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, listed above.
      If you believe you fall into this category:
      • County boards of developmental disabilities will reach out to you to coordinate vaccination if you are already receiving services from the board and it knows that you qualify. 
      • If you have not been contacted, or if you do not receive services through a board of developmental disabilities, you must reach out to the board in your county to coordinate your vaccination. A directory of county boards can be found on the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities' Find Your County Board page.
      • The board will work with a children’s hospital or a local health department to schedule your vaccination appointment. 
      • Vaccinations will only be given at local health departments or participating children’s hospitals in conjunction with the local boards. Do not go to your local pharmacy for scheduling or vaccination.
  • Feb. 1, 2021 – Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
  • Feb. 8, 2021 – Ohioans 65 years of age and older.
  • Feb. 15, 2021 – 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, listed above.
    • Ohioans with one of the above qualifying medical conditions may choose to receive the vaccine at the provider of their choice, but will be asked by their vaccine provider to verify that they are, in fact, eligible at this time.

Vaccine recipients must be age 16 or older to be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and age 18 or older to be eligible for the Moderna vaccine. 
Ohioans should check the websites of their local health departments and EMAs to learn more about vaccinations in their community or to sign up to receive updates from the local health department. Groups defined by age will receive the vaccine from local health departments, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, as well as some retail pharmacies. Providers for other audiences are yet to be announced. A statewide Vaccine Provider Locations search is available at vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov, allowing Ohioans to search by county and ZIP code to find a provider in their area to administer the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1B (K-12 Schools)

CDC Resources

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to help educate patients on the COVID-19 vaccine, its benefits, vaccine safety, who gets vaccinated first, and other information important to patients.

Fact Sheets

For Vaccine Providers

Vaccine providers should visit the Ohio Department of Health's comprehensive COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Information page for detailed resources and training materials.

The Ohio Vaccine Management Solution (VMS) – The Ohio Department of Health now offers a no-cost solution to providers and patients to streamline the vaccine administration process. The VMS helps providers with patient registration, scheduling, vaccine inventory, and clinic management. In addition, it can help patients determine eligibility, schedule appointments, and receive important updates and reminders.

Graphics and Resources

Vaccine Town Hall Graphics and Fliers

For Community Leaders

Average Weekly Vaccinations Graphic

Average Weekly Vaccinations (JPEG) - Average Weekly Phase 1B Vaccinations - Each week, Ohio receives approximately 140,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to use on Ohioans in Phase 1B. With 2.2 million Ohioans in this group, the weekly impact gradually helps Ohio on the road back. 

Trust the Facts Graphics

Audio Files

Ohio's Phased Approach

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Phase 1A Distribution

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Phase 1B Distribution

Phase 1B Graphic - Twitter PDF JPEG 
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Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Korean PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Nepali PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Somali PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Spanish PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Swahili PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Tigrinya PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Facebook - Vietnamese PDF JPEG
Phase 1B Graphic - Medical Conditions PDF JPEG

Video about vaccine distribution in Ohio