Loveland, Ohio – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Hamilton County Department of Health. The EUA allows the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. The vaccine is administered as a single dose, which will allow vaccination for more people while also providing opportunities for vaccination for groups requiring special consideration, such as the homebound.

Expanded Vaccine Eligibility
In response to this significant increase in the amount of vaccine coming into Ohio, Governor DeWine outlined the individuals who are included in Phase 1C and Phase 2 of Ohio’s vaccination plan which will go into effect on March 4.

Phase 1C:
Ohioans with certain occupations and with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases.

Medical Groups Eligible in 1C
Type 1 diabetes, Pregnant women, Bone marrow transplant recipients, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Occupations Eligible in 1C (see full description in the graphic below)
Childcare Services, Funeral Services, Law Enforcement, and Corrections Officers
Follow the hyperlink to read the full press release from the Ohio Department of Health on the expanded vaccine eligibility criteria

Phase 2:
Because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes of COVID-19 increase with age, Phase 2 will open vaccinations based on age, beginning with Ohioans ages 60 and older.

The Health Department is asking that you register on their website. They have added these occupations and conditions to the registration that were not previously included.

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If you already registered and do not have a newly eligible occupation or condition per the above you DO NOT need to re-register.*

Reduced Restrictions
Last week, Governor Mike DeWine announced that sporting and entertainment events will be able to reopen with 25 percent maximum indoor capacity and 30 percent maximum outdoor capacity, provided they follow established precautions such as mandatory mask wearing for employees and customers, spectator pathways that allow for social distancing, and seating in groups in six-foot intervals of no more than six people from the same household.

General admission (lawns, standing room, infields) will be permitted if masks are worn and if six-foot distancing can be marked and maintained.  New guidance for proms, banquets, wedding receptions, fairs, festivals, and parades is forthcoming.
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