- Revaccination for individuals affected
- Pandemic has highlighted inequities in our healthcare system
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that individuals vaccinated with vaccines from five of Walgreens Pharmacy long-term facilities in Cleveland, Chardon, and Ashtabula would have to be revaccinated due to improper storage in the facilities.
“We learned this morning some vaccines given by Walgreens in five long-term care facilities yesterday had not been stored under the proper cold storage conditions. These individuals will be revaccinated,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“These are the five facilities:
- Ashtabula Co Residential Services Corp “The Maples” in Kingsville;
- Ashtabula Towers in Ashtabula;
- Heather Hill Care Communities in Chardon;
- Six Chimneys om East Cleveland;
- Willow Park Convalescent Home in Cleveland.
“Once you’re out of compliance it means it does not work.”
Governor DeWine said, “demand is currently much higher than supply, so please continue following safety protocols until the vaccine is more widely available.”
“The pandemic has highlighted inequities in our healthcare system. There are Ohioans who simply do not have equal access to healthcare.
“We’ve worked to address these gaps, especially in our efforts to roll out the vaccine, but it’s a work in progress. There is more to do.
According to the Governor, “We are also working with the Federally Qualified Health Centers, faith-based communities, and local health departments to pilot pop-up vaccination sites in at-risk communities.”
“Those at Ohio Department of Health are also working with partners at the Ohio Medicaid to provide transportation options to make sure there are no barriers for those who want to receive a vaccine.”
“Many of our local health departments are prioritizing underserved populations by partnering with organizations that work to serve African American, Hispanic and Latino, and other underserved populations to provide education and offer opportunities for vaccination.”