More Ohioans eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday

Posted at 5:37 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 19:31:17-05

CINCINNATI — Ohio's COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues Monday, allowing more Ohioans to get the vaccine.

Starting Monday, Ohioans who are 75-years-old and older can enroll to get the vaccine. That means, people like Darlene Adams, 76, and her husband can now get the vaccine.

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Adams said she has two granddaughters who work in healthcare, and after hearing what they have to deal with, Adams hopes everyone gets their vaccine. She trusts the vaccine will protect her and her family, and give them some much-needed family time.

"We're very excited, because we have great-grandchildren, and we have not been able to spend time with them, at all, since March and so we have missed them tremendously," Adams said. "We have talked with them on FaceTime and everything, but that's not the same as having a hug around the neck or a kiss on the cheek."

People with a congenital or early onset conditions and an intellectual or developmental disability are also eligible for vaccine enrollment and should expect to be contacted by local disability services to arrange their vaccination.

Click here to learn more about how to sign up for the vaccine, or if you are in Hamilton County you can dial 2-1-1 on your phone for help. Hamilton County seniors can call 513-721-1025 for assistance in finding transportation.