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Ohio deals with vaccine scarcity while expanding to older residents – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2021-01-14 14:49:23 –

Columbus, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio plans to expand the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to over 80 years of age next week.

The first phase of vaccination focused on healthcare professionals, first responders, and nursing home staff and residents. Immunization at 930 nursing homes in Ohio is significantly advanced.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said more residents and staff are accepting vaccinations as pharmacies return to their nursing homes for a second vaccination.

According to Dewin, 87% of COVID-19 deaths in Ohio were people aged 65 and over. He said 54 percent of the state’s people who died from the virus came from nursing homes.

“Our goal is to save lives, bring children back to school on November 2, and third to help healthcare professionals who work daily with COVID patients,” DeWine said. I am. “These goals fully drive everything we do.”

The vaccine will be released on January 19th to residents over the age of 80. Residents aged 75 years and older, and those with severe congenital, developmental, and early-onset medical disorders on January 25. Residents over 70 and school employees from kindergarten to high school wishing to continue or resume face-to-face or hybrid learning on February 1. February 8th is over 65 years old. Part of Phase 1B.

Ohio will receive about 100,000 doses next week, with about 425,000 people over the age of 80.

“We can do math and it will take a while. But we wanted to get started. Frankly, for the highest risk 80 year old kid, at least a week Wanted to give a lead start, “said DeWine.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, 3.09% of the state’s population, or 361,603, is at least first vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

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