The Ohio Department of Health has a new central scheduling portal for people looking to set up their COVID vaccination.
The new portal can be accessed by going to http://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Governor DeWine says the state is requiring providers to either schedule vaccines using this system or another electronic scheduling system that interfaces with the portal.
“We believe this will streamline the scheduling process, reduce data lags, and provide real-time information on vaccination progress,” DeWine said.
He says the state will be using this central scheduling tool for appointments for the mass vaccination clinics announced on Friday, including the FEMA site in Cleveland, where they anticipate administering up to 6,000 vaccines a day.
There are two vaccination clinics scheduled for Findlay this week; one on Thursday at 50 North and one on Saturday at the University of Findlay.
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Governor DeWine also announced on Monday that the state will significantly broaden eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine later this week.
DeWine said that phase 1D will include Ohioans with type-2 diabetes and those with end-stage renal disease.
Phase 2B will include Ohioans 50 and older. He says the 50-to-59 age group accounts for around 1.2 million ohioans.
These groups will be added on Thursday to the newly-eligible groups announced just last week.