December 28 was an exciting day and one we have looked forward to for a long time. We distributed our first allotment of vaccine to our Fire & EMS agencies in Clermont County.
With initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine still very limited, the doses are being prioritized. Under Ohio’s vaccine plan, the initial groups to be vaccinated are frontline healthcare workers, residents and staff of congregate care facilities such as nursing homes and long-term care, and EMS workers.
The initial doses of vaccine shipped to local health departments are intended for EMS workers. To help get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, each jurisdiction that received the vaccine, held their own employee vaccine clinic for their EMS staff members.
As Clermont County Public Health receives more doses of vaccine, we will begin to prioritize other healthcare workers and groups that fall into the tier 1A priority.