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Ohio COVID-19 vaccine priority groups

Ohio is distributing vaccines in priority groups based on relative risk of exposure or developing serious illness. The initial phases are outlined below and are continuing to be updated by the Ohio Department of Health.

Phase 1a (ongoing)

  • Front line hospital staff and healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and veterans homes
  • EMS Responders
  • Patients and staff at psychiatric hospitals
  • People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders who live in congregate living facilities and staff at those locations.


  • Individuals with severe congenital, developmental or early on-set, and inherited conditions.  See list of qualifying conditions HERE (started Feb. 15).
  • Seniors ages 65+  (ongoing)
  • Individuals with a developmental disability and qualifying medical condition* (started Jan 25; eligibility managed through County Boards of Developmental Disability Services, see details HERE).
  • K-12 teachers and staff (ongoing in Feb.; see timing info HERE).

Phase 1c (starts march 4) 

  • Individuals age 60+
  • Individuals who are living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Bone marrow transplant recipients
  • Individuals living with ALS
  • Childcare service employees
  • Funeral service employees
  • Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Corrections Officers

See Ohio Department of Health website HERE for more details.


Additional eligibility updates expected in March.

Are you Eligible?

Ohioans in Phases 1A, 1B or 1C are eligible to receive the vaccine, and may register and schedule an appointment through their doctor, health system or local health department from the locations listed below.
Please note that supply is incredibly limited. Appointments for vaccinations will continue to be updated as more vaccines become available in the region.
If you have difficulty registering online, please dial 211 from any phone for assistance.

Any seniors (ages 60+), who are unable to get a ride to their appointment, can request transport assistance at (855) 546-6352 or sign up online here.

COVID Helpline: 513-584-DOSE
COVID Helpline: 513-862-6843
COVID Helpline: 866-624-0366
COVID Helpline: 937-276-4141
Daily 8:30am-5pm
Clermont County
Helpline: 866-211-5320
Helpline: 513-357-7462
Scheduling: 513-458-4515
COVID Helpline: (513) 732-5081

Additional vaccine providers in Southwest Ohio:


Ohioans in the Cincinnati area can sign up to receive updates when additional groups become eligible.

What are the available Vaccines?

Johnson & Johnson
Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use
Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use
Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use
Single dose
Two doses, delivered four weeks apart
Two doses, delivered three weeks apart
85% effective at preventing serious illness
94.1% effective at preventing serious illness
95% effective at preventing serious illness
Injection-site pain, headache, fatigue, and muscle pain/aches
Injection-site pain, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, chills
Injection-site pain, fatigue, headaches, chills

Why should you get vaccinated?


Promising Results


Minimal Side Effects