Ohioans 80 or older can get COVID vaccine next week

Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 3:42 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Ohio will begin dispersing the vaccination for the COVID-19 virus to those 80 years old and older starting next week.

The state will then begin a cascading dispersal, wherein every week after the January 19 start, the vaccine will be eligible for those a little younger.

On January 25, those 75 and older can get the vaccine. On February 1, those 70 and older can get it, and so on.

More guidance will be provided on Thursday when the Ohio Department of Health will post information on what providers are being allocated vaccinations for next week.

Residents will be able to search by zip code and by county.

800 providers have been picked out of 1900 that applied to begin the Phase 1B group of 80+.

County EMAs and Health Departments will hold news conferences tomorrow and Thursday to identify providers and where people can get shots.

The governor also ordered hospitals to finish their vaccines by midnight Sunday – if they don’t, state will take back vaccines so they can be put in the pool to vaccinate the 80+ group.

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