January 8, 2021
Dear colleagues and friends,
Below is an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, provided yesterday by Adam Herman of the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB):
In his regular COVID-19 briefing this afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine shared details on the timing of Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine rollout, which will include Ohioans 65 and older, school personnel, and people with developmental disabilities not included in Phase 1A (Phase 1A included those living and working in congregate settings).
People with developmental disabilities will be among the first in Phase 1B to have access to the vaccine starting the week of January 25. DeWine did not share how vaccinations will be coordinated for people served in today’s briefing but said that additional information will be provided “next week” — presumably during the governor’s regularly scheduled briefing on January 14.
We have been working closely with the Athens City-County Health Department during this vaccine rollout, and we will continue to do so during Phase 1B and beyond. We have appreciated the health department’s leadership and support in this endeavor. Individuals with developmental disabilities will be contacted directly by someone from our agency about their eligibility as the process unfolds.
This is all the information we have at this time. We will share additional information as it become available. Please directly any vaccine-specific questions to the Athens City-County Health Department or Megan Stack, the ACBDD’s Health Services Coordinator.
Kevin Davis, Ed.D.