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Shannan Schmitt

Senior Director, Communications and Development

(513) 247-5253


City, County, and Health Leaders Combining Forces to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Information

Announcing new access point for getting vaccinated in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and the region


Hamilton County, OH — Health, business, and elected leaders in Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati are teaming up to provide a unified vaccination access point to simplify the way people can get information about vaccine eligibility and registration across the region.


Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Cincinnati Health Commissioners, Kroger, and The Health Collaborative (THC) announced this week that Hamilton County, City of Cincinnati and THC have combined efforts to create a one-stop-shop for vaccine resources, including eligibility and registration/scheduling.


Vaccines are here to help protect against serious illness from COVID-19. Due to limited initial supply, healthcare workers, first responders, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities are the first to receive the vaccine. Supplies are expected to increase in the weeks and months ahead. The new web page joins existing resources on THC’s website for community residents and business leaders to get the latest information from local, state, and federal agencies.


Those who are eligible will find a central source for information on where they can register/schedule an appointment to be vaccinated. Those who are not eligible can sign up to be notified when new rounds open. Those with difficulty registering online can dial 211 from any phone for assistance thanks to a partnership with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.


Currently, Phase 1A of the State of Ohio’s plan is being implemented. Front line hospital staff and health care workers, residents and staff at nursing homes, assisted living and veterans homes are currently being vaccinated. Phase 1B is also beginning with Ohioans over the age of 80 years old being vaccinated starting January 19th, Ohioans 75 and older will begin vaccination on January 25 and so on. Eligible individuals can schedule a vaccination shot through their doctor or health system, local health department, or private healthcare provider.


Visit the Test and Protect Cincy landing page to choose your pathway to information on testing, vaccines, and regional trends.





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