Statewide vaccinations ticking up
More than twice as many Ohioans are vaccinated against COVID-19 than at the beginning of the month.
Also, almost double the number of people in the state have started the vaccination process as of Monday compared to March 1.
On March 1, 1,687,834 people, 14.44 percent of the population, had received at least one dose and 912,354, 7.81 percent of the population, had were finished with the process.
The Ohio Department of Health reported 3,276,391 people, 28.03 percent of the state’s population, had at least started getting the vaccine as of 6 a.m. Monday, including 31,335 people in the previous 24 hours.
In Mahoning County, 29.75 percent of the population (68,043 people) had received at least one dose with 28.12 percent in Trumbull County (55,667 people) and 24.66 percent in Columbiana County (25,125 people) as of 6 a.m. Monday, according to the ODH.
There were 1,876,899 people, 16.06 percent of the state’s population, who finished the vaccinations as of 6 a.m. Monday, including 19,231 in the prior 24 hours.
In Mahoning County, 17.85 percent of the population (40,828 people) had completed the process while 15.97 percent of the population in Trumbull (31,610 people) and 15.51 percent of the population in Columbiana (15,802) had as of 6 a.m. Monday.
Those at least 16 years of age were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the state starting Monday.
But only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for 16 years and up, while you have to be at least 18 to be eligible for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
The Trumbull County Combined Health District said it only has the Moderna vaccine so those who are 16 and 17 will need to find providers who have the Pfizer vaccine.
To register for the county’s vaccination clinic at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, go to gettheshot.corona virus.ohio.gov. The next clinic is Thursday.
Those who are scheduled are asked to bring their confirmation number to the clinic to check-in. The district also encourages people to visit its website, tcchd.org, to download, print and complete the administration record form and bring that to the appointment.
Those without internet access, can call the district’s main line at 330-675-2489, Option 0, for assistance in getting scheduled.
Also, the Mahoning Valley’s mass vaccination clinic at the former Dillard’s store in the Southern Park Mall in Boardman is open Thursday with another one set for April 10. After that, the clinic is expected to open on Fridays and Saturdays, starting April 16 and run through the end of May.
The clinic is offering the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
To preregister for that mass clinic, go to mahoninghealth.org.
The Youngstown City Health District is having clinics throughout the city, including Thursday at the Covelli Centre.
To preregister, go to covid19.youngstownohio.gov.
The ODH reported 1,497 COVID-19 cases Monday, down from the daily average of 1,590 for the past 21 days.
The state had a total of 1,013,119 COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 962,971 presumed recovered.
With an adjusted policy on how it reports COVID-19 deaths, the ODH will provide that information only on Tuesday and Friday. There were 18,526 deaths as of Friday.
Mahoning County had 20,158 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 19,033 presumed recovered and 574 deaths, according to the ODH.
Trumbull County had 14,952 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 14.011 presumed recovered and 451 deaths, according to the ODH.
Columbiana County had 8,344 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 7,985 presumed recovered and 221 deaths, according to the ODH.