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TIMELINE: When Ohioans can get the COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna Vaccine
Posted at 4:32 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 16:14:59-05

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Jan. 7 provided the first concrete dates that Ohioans who do not work in health care or live in congregate care settings will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The expanded vaccination effort is the start of "phase 1B," according to the state government. Most Ohioans still aren't on the list, but some K-12 teachers and people over the age of 65 will become eligible early in the year.

Here's what we know so far.

This timeline will be updated as DeWine announces new groups of Ohioans who can receive the vaccine.

Jan. 11 — Registered health care providers undergo a webinar outlining expectations for their part in the vaccination process.

Jan. 12 — Health care providers learn if they will receive vaccine doses and, if so, how many.

Jan 13-14 — Local emergency management agencies hold press conferences informing the public where the vaccine will be available, who can receive it and how they should get their shot.

Jan. 19 — People 80 and up become eligible to receive the vaccine, even if they are not in a nursing home or long-term care facility.

Jan. 25 — People 75 and up become eligible to receive the vaccine, even if they are not in a nursing home or long-term care facility. People who have any of the congenital or early-onset conditions listed under Phase 1B on this Ohio Department of Health page and an intellectual or developmental disability also become eligible and should expect to be contacted by local disability services to arrange their vaccination.

Feb. 1 — K-12 teachers may receive the vaccine if their district has agreed to return to in-person or hybrid learning by March 1. People 70 and up also become eligible to receive the vaccine, even if they are not in a nursing home or long-term care facility.

Feb. 8 — People 65 and up become eligible to receive the vaccine, even if they are not in a nursing home or long-term care facility.

Feb. 15 — All people who have any of the congenital or early-onset conditions listed here under Phase 1B become eligible to receive the vaccine.

After that — Gov. Mike DeWine will announce new categories of vaccine eligibility in his biweekly news conferences Tuesdays and Thursdays.