ODH Releases Plan for Vaccine Distribution to 5-11 Age Group

The Ohio Department of Health yesterday released its plans for vaccinating children ages 5-11 once they are eligible to receive the vaccine as federal regulators are planning to meet over the next two weeks to weigh the safety and effectiveness of giving low-dose Pfizer vaccines. ODH is expecting an increase in demand and is working to have vaccines available in all 88 counties. The state’s plan involves hospitals, health departments, doctors’ offices and schools to help distribute the vaccine.

Gov. Mike DeWine during a press briefing yesterday announced that the state has allotted 340,000 doses of the COVID vaccine for the first week the new age group is eligible to receive it. DeWine also announced that the Ohio National Guard will be on hand to help distribute vaccines.