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Perry Township E-Broadcast - COVID-19 Community Update & Resources
The Perry Township Board of Trustees would like to take an opportunity to update our residents regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We are in ongoing contact with the Franklin County Public Health Department regarding the preparation and response efforts locally and doing everything we can to keep each of our residents safe and healthy.
PHASE 1B VACCINATIONS
Governor DeWine today highlighted the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination program, which is set to begin next week for those ages 80 and up.
Week of January 18: Vaccine providers will begin receiving their first allotment of vaccines for those ages 80 and older. Vaccines will be delivered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Each provider will begin administering vaccines the day after they receive their shipment. All vaccines must be distributed within seven days.
Week of January 25: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up following the same process outlined above. Vaccinations will also be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders. Additional information on how these individuals can choose to receive their vaccines is forthcoming.
Week of February 1: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up following the same process outlined above.
Week of February 8: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up following the same process outlined above.
“When a new age range opens, that does not mean vaccinations will be complete for the previous age range,” said Governor DeWine. “Vaccinating Ohioans in Phase 1B will take a number of weeks given the limited doses available.”
Beginning tomorrow, Ohioans aged 80 and up can find additional information about providers administering vaccines by calling their local health department or visiting their local health department website.
Additionally, the Ohio Department of Health will launch a tool tomorrow morning on coronavirus.ohio.gov to assist residents looking for a provider that has been allotted vaccines.
The tool will be searchable by zip code or county, but it will not be updated in real-time. It is critical that those eligible to receive a vaccine consult local resources to determine up-to-date vaccine availability.
“Providers throughout the state are developing systems that work best for them in terms of scheduling and administering vaccinations,” said Governor DeWine. “As we continue to rollout additional vaccination groups, we will work with our local partners, and modify the process as needed.”
The Ohio Department of Health is in the process of developing a state vaccination scheduling system. Additional information is forthcoming.
We encourage you to utilize the websites below which provide the best resource of accurate and up-to-date information to community members:
Franklin County Public Health: https://myfcph.org/covid-19/
Columbus Public Health (serves Worthington City Schools) https://www.columbus.gov/coronavirus/
Ohio Department of Health: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
CDC Updates: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html
The Ohio Department of Health has also established a call center to answer questions and concerns. Please call (833) 427-5634
Testing Centers (https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers/)
The site recommends you call ahead to make sure the testing center is open and/or if they have the test readily available. If you need immediate help, call the Ohio Department of Health’s Coronavirus Hotline at (833) 427-5634.
We must be vigilant in protecting from the spread of COVID-19. We also must take care to speak accurately and appropriately. This is a quickly evolving situation; and, one that requires all of us to use good judgment and common sense.
The safety and well being of our community will always be our primary concern. We understand there is a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty related to this issue; but, rest assured that the Perry Township Board of Trustees will continue to monitor this situation and will share updates and any new information with our community as it becomes available.
Beth Beatty, Township Administrator
Board of Trustees
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