COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio Tuesday update: Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in Columbus


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.

As of Tuesday, March 2, a total of 1,752,712 people — or 14.76% of the state’s population — have started the vaccination process, up 38,308 from the previous day. A total of 938,600 — or 8.03% of the population — have finished vaccination, up 26,276 from the previous day.

The third approved COVID-19 vaccine, from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, arrived in the state Tuesday, with Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus among the locations receiving vials.

With over 440,000 doses of vaccine available this week from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, the state is continuing Phase 1B of its vaccination schedule and will begin Phase 1C and Phase 2 on Thursday.

Here is who is eligible under Phase 1B:

  • Individuals 65 and older
  • Those born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Down syndrome
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Spina bifida
    • People born with severe heart defects, requiring regular specialized medical care
    • People with severe type 1 diabetes, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year
    • Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders
    • Epilepsy with continuing seizures; hydrocephaly; microcephaly, and other severe neurological disorders
    • Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and other severe genetic disorders
    • People with severe asthma, who have been hospitalized for this in the past year
    • Alpha and beta thalassemia
    • Solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
  • Adults/employees in K-12 schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person

Here is who is eligble 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

Here is eligible under Phase 2:

  • Individuals 60 and older

Use the interactive map below to explore the vaccine distribution plans of all 22 counties in NBC4’s coverage area, as well as vaccination locations listed by the Department of Health:

Map not showing? Click links below for county health departments’ vaccine plans:

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