Vaccination News – January 17, 2021
Ohio statewide and local efforts will be coming together this week to make coronavirus vaccines available to more people. Registrations will be taken on this schedule:
- Week of Jan 19 – 80 years of age and older
- Week of Jan 25 – 75 years of age and older, and those with severe congenital or developmental disorders
- Week of Feb 1 – 70 years of age and older, and employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models
- Week of Feb 8 – 65 years of age and older
Please note that this is only when registration opens up. There are currently not enough doses available for everyone in these categories, so the actual date of vaccination may be later.
The information about registering is confusing. In the past couple of days, state and local authorities and some vaccine providers have posted more details. It seems that there is no central place to register. Instead, you may need to check out the providers and call to register with the one(s) best for you. Here are some documents I’ve found helpful:
- Medina Gazette article about local efforts
- State of Ohio fact sheet
- Ohio vaccine providers (To find local ones, you can clear all counties and then check Medina, or other counties of interest.)
- Medina County Health Department coronavirus page
- Cleveland Clinic fact sheet about vaccines
I encourage everyone to check out your options and get vaccinated as soon as you can. Having a large percentage of the population vaccinated will be an important key to moving out of this pandemic! Unfortunately, the system is complicated and still emerging. If you find other useful information, please share, and I’ll pass it on to Zion members.