COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio Friday update: State tops 1 million who have finished vaccination

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A vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is displayed at South Shore University Hospital, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Bay Shore, N.Y. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a division of Johnson & Johnson. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released updated COVID-19 vaccination numbers.

As of Friday, March 5, a total of 1,871,969 people — or 16.01% of the state’s population — have started the vaccination process, up 69,309 from the previous day. A total of 1,025,941 — or 8.78% of the population — had finished vaccination, up 41,499 from the previous day.

As the vaccination program ramps up this week, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday laid out the path for how he will allow health orders put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic to expire. He said they will end once the state achieves a rate of 50 cases of 100,000 people over two weeks.

Ohio is in Phase 1C and Phase 2 of its vaccination plan.

Here is who is eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1C:

  • People with ALS
  • Bone marrow transplant recipients
  • People with type 1 diabetes
  • Pregnant women
  • Those employed in child-care services
  • Those employed in the funeral services industry
  • Law enforcement and corrections officers

Under Phase 2, those 60 and older are eligible.

DeWine has said the state remains in the process of developing a central online scheduling portal. Until then, there are many providers offering vaccinations. Below is a list compiled by NBC4 Investigates‘ Jamie Ostroff, with links where available:

Those who were eligible under Phase 1B as having certain medical conditions can still register for a vaccine, too.

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