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Who can sign up now? Under Phase 1B, Ohioans 65 years and older, K-12 school staff and residents with severe congenital, developmen­tal or earlyonset 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, PraderWill­i 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? Starting Thursday, people ages 60 and older; people who are living with type 1 diabetes, pregnant, a bone marrow transplant recipient or living with ALS; or are working in childcare services, funeral services or law enforcemen­t and correction­s are eligible to be vaccinated.

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 (1833-427-5634). 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 Monday, 1,687,834 people in Ohio (14.44% of the population) have been given at least one dose and 912,354 people in Ohio (7.81% of the population) have completed their vaccinatio­n.

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 937-2764141 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

■ Kroger: kroger.com/ ohiocovidv­accine or call 1-866-211-5320.

■ CVS: cvs.com/ immunizati­ons/covid-19vaccine 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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