COVID-19 vaccine: Here’s where to sign up once you’re eligible

COVID-19 vaccine: Here’s where to sign up once you’re eligible
Vaccine rollouts and availability are varying in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (Source: WTVM)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - When and where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine in the Tri-State?

With many of us wondering, here’s the latest information we found on vaccine rollouts in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

We will continue adding to this list as information develops.

Ohio

Gov. Mike DeWine has said his administration plans to launch a new website on Thursday showing which health systems have been selected to distribute the vaccines.

Here’s the dates for getting the vaccine into older Ohioans:

  • Jan. 19: 80 years old and up
  • Jan. 25: 75 years old and up
  • Feb. 1: 70 years old and up
  • Feb. 8: 65 years old and up

Starting Feb. 1, school staff where the entire district plans to resume in-person learning will be eligible for the vaccine.

Locally, you can sign up here so far if you are eligible:

  • Hamilton County Health Department: They have a link to register on their website. The county will contact those who are eligible based on your information.
  • Cincinnati Health Department has a form to register for an appointment, but only for those eligible. Anyone can add information to it at any time, but the health department suggests you wait until your phase has opened.
  • Warren County is only registering agencies and organizations, not individuals. To register for a vaccine in Warren County, you’ll likely need to go through your employer.

Kentucky

The Northern Kentucky Health District has a list of locations where healthcare workers only can get vaccinated right now.

On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear made it clear he is not happy with the vaccine rollout so far and wants that happen much faster.

Here’s Kentucky’s rollout plan at this point:

  • 1a: Long-term care facilities; healthcare personnel. This phase is where we are at now.
  • 1b: First responders; anyone 70 or over; K-12 school personnel
  • 1c: Anyone over the age of 60; anyone older than 16 with the highest risk COVID-19 risk conditions according to the CDC; all essential workers
  • 2: Anyone over the age of 40
  • 3: Anyone over the age of 16
  • 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (est. 18 percent of Ky. population).

Indiana

You can go to the state’s website to register and schedule appointments.

The vaccine is now available to those 80 and older, as well as licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interaction with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact.

In Dearborn County, only one location is listed on the state’s website: The Dearborn County Health Department.

Vaccine administration will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday and run daily until 6 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg event center, 91 Walnut Street, according to the health department.

They also say:

You must bring a photo ID, proof of age, proof of insurance if you have it or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana.

There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee.

Due to limited supply, vaccine is available by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health.

Hoosiers also can call 211 to get assistance in registering for the vaccination over the phone.

Two vaccines, developed by Pfizer and Moderna, are currently available.

Each requires two doses administered at least 21 days apart for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days apart for the Moderna vaccine.

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