CEDARVILLE, Ohio — At his press briefing on Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has introduced the subsequent part — Section 1C — of the state’s distribution of the coronavirus (COVID-19 vaccine), which can go into impact on Thursday, March 4.
The medical situations that may qualify to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as of this coming Thursday embrace the next:
Moreover, the next occupations are additionally now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:
Moreover, DeWine introduced that the state will decrease its age threshold for receiving the vaccine to 60 years previous as of Thursday. Beforehand, solely those that have been 65 years or older, in addition to these with qualifying medical situations, have been eligible to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio. DeWine mentioned final week that the state can be decreasing its age threshold for the vaccine by 5 years when acceptable.
In accordance with DeWine, Section 1C will make roughly 246,000 new Ohioans eligible to obtain the vaccine — the most important new group because the state started distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in late December. DeWine mentioned on Monday that Ohio is about to obtain 448,390 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, together with 96,100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which acquired emergency clearance from the FDA final week.
You possibly can watch Gov. DeWine’s press briefing from Monday within the video participant beneath: