People over 60, law enforcement join Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility list Thursday

Gov. Mike DeWine announces state to begin Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccinations

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Starting Thursday, nearly a million more Ohioans are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in including people ages 60 and up and law enforcement officials.

Other groups now able to get shots are those with Type 1 diabetes and ALS; pregnant women, bone marrow recipients, correction officers and workers in the childcare and funeral services industry.

People who do not have internet access or are having trouble managing the online scheduling systems should call their local health department, the 211 helpline center, or the Area Agencies on Aging at 1-866-243-5678.

Teachers in K-12 schools also now may receive the COVID-19 vaccine as long as their school district has signed a document to return to in-person learning by March 1.

DeWine says about 200,000 K-12 school personnel have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Monday, less than 10% of school districts still offer no in-person classes, compared to nearly 50% in January.

This comes as Ohio receives 96,100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week.

In total, the state expects to receive 448,390 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week.

DeWine says the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be distributed to more than 200 independent pharmacies as well as chain pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments that have not received any vaccines.

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