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VACCINES IN OHIO

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Who can sign up now? Ohioans with severe congenital, developmen­tal or early-onset and inherited conditions, including cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitaliz­ation within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitaliz­ation within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketo­nuria; severe neurologic­al disorders including epilepsy, hydrocepha­ly and microcepha­ly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitaliz­ation within the past year and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; alpha and beta thalassemi­a; and solid organ transplant patients

Who is next? Gov. Mike DeWine has not announced who will be in the next vaccine group or when it will start. Where to get more informatio­n:

For more informatio­n and to search the list of COVID-19 vaccine providers near you, including public health department­s, go to vaccine.coronaviru­s.ohio.gov. Ohio Department of Health’s general informatio­n help line is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). You can also call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to your local area agency on aging for help for older adults with vaccine site options.

Who is vaccinated so far: As of Sunday, 1,654,903 people in Ohio (14.16% of the population) have been given at least one dose and 884,473 people in Ohio (7.57% of the population) have been given both doses. How to sign up: Appointmen­ts are limited, required, and sometimes are all filled. The following is not a comprehens­ive list, but here are some of the major vaccine providers in the area that you can check with:

■ Kettering Health Network: ketteringh­ealth.org/ coronaviru­s or call 1-844-576-3627

■ Premier Health: premierhea­lth.com/vaccine or call 937-276-4141 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

■ Kroger: kroger.com/ohiocovidv­accine or call 1-866211-5320.

■ CVS: cvs.com/immunizati­ons/covid-19-vaccine or call your local pharmacy

■ Walgreens: walgreens.com or call your local pharmacy

■ Discount Drug Mart: discount-drugmart.com or call your local pharmacy

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