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Shaker Heights Fire Chief Pat Sweeney Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Phased Rollout

Ohio is taking a phased approach to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically:

Phase 1A

Currently, the state is in Phase 1A (PDF), which prioritizes healthcare workers and staff/individuals in residential settings with vulnerable populations (e.g. nursing homes).

Phase 1B

Eligibility will be phased in as follows:

  • January 19: Ages 80 and over.
  • January 25: Ages 75 and over and those with severe congenital, developmental or early onset medical disorders.
  • February 1: Ages 70 and over and employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid learning.
  • February 8: Ages  65 and over.

Vaccine providers are not expected to vaccinate everyone in each age group in one week. As new age groups are authorized to receive vaccinations, previous age groups will continue receiving the vaccine. 

Phases 2-4

Ohio is still developing eligibility guidelines for Phases 2-4, but in general the state will continue to prioritize those at higher risk before offering the vaccine to the general public.

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