GREENE COUNTY, OH -- In conjunction with Ohio’s statewide efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Ohioans in Phase 1B starting the week of January 19, Greene County Public Health (GCPH) officials and the Greene County Emergency Management Agency (GCEMA) are partnering to lead the vaccination efforts. The combined knowledge and decades of training will allow these agencies to continue to serve our local community as we work to vaccinate Ohioans in our community.
Vaccination to individuals in the Phase 1A groups are currently ongoing. These groups include healthcare providers, individuals with developmental disabilities and those with mental health/substance use disorders who live in group homes and residential facilities and staff at those centers, as well as EMS. Public Health is not providing vaccination to hospital workers or those who live or work in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Those vaccinations are being provided by hospital systems and by local pharmacies.
Governor DeWine recently announced plans for the state to begin rolling out Phase 1B beginning the week of Tuesday, January 19, pending vaccine shipments and availability.
Below is the breakdown of the phase by date:
1. Week of January 18: Individuals age 80 and older can be vaccinated
2. Week of January 25: Individuals ages 75 and older can be vaccinated, along with individuals with severe congenital, developmental, and early onset medical disorders.
3. Week of February 1: Individuals ages 70 and older can be vaccinated, along with K-12 schoolteachers and staff only for schools which elect to be in person or offer a hybrid model by March 1.
4. Week of February 8: Individuals age 65 and older can be vaccinated
A full public notice from Greene County Public Health can be found here