- Expects to go back to full in-person or hybrid learning Mar. 1
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that school personnel will start receiving the coronavirus vaccination from the week of February 1, 2021, on the condition that they agree to go back to full in-person or hybrid learning by March 1, 2021.
“This week we are sending forms to be signed by superintendents – we are asking them to agree to go back to full in-person or hybrid learning by March 1st. That is a condition of getting the vaccine,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“We will be asking schools to send us the number of staff they believe will choose to take the vaccination and indicate if they are already working with partners for vaccine administration.”
Governor Mike DeWine said that “on January 25th, we anticipate vaccinations will open up to those 75 years old and older. The following week it will open to people 70 and older, and the February 8th, the vaccinations will be available to those 65 and older.”
However, he added that “when a new age range opens, that doesn’t mean that vaccinations should be complete for the previous age range. Again, it will take a number of weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available.”
“In the week of January 25th vaccinations will be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders. We will announce in the coming days how those individuals will be able to receive their vaccinations if they choose.”
According to Governor DeWine, “those that received them on Tuesday will begin to be distributed on Wednesday, and those received on Wednesday we anticipate will be administered beginning on Thursday.”
“Vaccines from the manufacturer are usually delivered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week. We anticipate those providers that receive their vaccines on Monday, January 18th will start distributing on Tuesday.”
Governor DeWine said that “on Thursday, we will launch an online tool on http://coronavirus.ohio.gov where individuals will be able to see who is distributing vaccinations in their counties to what eligible group. Again, as more vaccinations are available, more providers will be added.”