Coronavirus: Clark County residents in Phase 1b can sign up for vaccine notifications

Gov. Mike DeWine released the vaccination schedule last week for Phase 1b, a group that includes Ohioans aged 65 and older, K-12 school staff and those with severe medical issues. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Gov. Mike DeWine released the vaccination schedule last week for Phase 1b, a group that includes Ohioans aged 65 and older, K-12 school staff and those with severe medical issues. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

It is unclear when vaccinations for Clark County residents in Phase 1b of Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination plan will receive their shots, but those eligible can sign up to receive text or call notifications.

Gov. Mike DeWine released the vaccination schedule last week for Phase 1b, a group that includes Ohioans aged 65 and older, K-12 school staff and those with severe medical issues. DeWine said Ohioans ages 80 and older will be able to start receiving coronavirus vaccines on Jan. 19, with the state extending the age group eligible to receive the vaccine by five years each week.

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Despite DeWine’s announcement, Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) Commissioner Charles Patterson said on Friday that the health district “does not have any vaccine for 1b, nor do we know yet how much vaccine we are going to get.”

The CCCHD and the Clark County Emergency Management Agency will release information, whether it be by press conference or some form of “public release,” about when and how eligible residents can get vaccines today or tomorrow, Michael Cooper, the county’s spokesperson said.

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In the meantime, those eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b can sign up on the health district’s website (ccchd.com) to receive a text or call from the CCCHD when more information becomes available.

Those who sign up on the health district’s website will only receive new information about the vaccine, not be given appointments.

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