Here are the highlights of Ohio’s draft COVID-19 immunization plan. You can read the complete draft: ODH Draft COVID-19 Plan
The final plan must be submitted to the CDC by November 1st.
Under the draft, Ohio would implement a 4-phase approach to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine once its available.
A summary of the phases are as follows:
Phase 1 – High-risk healthcare workers, first responders, seniors living in congregate settings (i.e. nursing homes)
Phase 2 – Public health workers, teachers and school employees, homeless individuals, prison workers and inmates, persons with mental health in group homes or institutions, and individuals with a medical condition putting them at greater risk of mortality due to COVID-19
Phase 3 – Students, young adults, children, and individuals in high risk occupations
Phase 4 – Universal availability