Ottawa County is leading the statewide vaccination efforts with the highest population percentage of people vaccinated, reported the Ottawa County Department of Health (OCDH) last week. The county has vaccinated 22.86% of the population, with the rest of Ohio currently at 18.46% of the population vaccinated.
This momentum will continue to carry into next week as Ottawa County is set to receive more than 1,200 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Both the OCDH and Magruder Hospital have been working diligently together to vaccinate the oldest populations first and work their way down to vaccinate all who are eligible in accordance with guidelines by Gov. Mike DeWine.
While Ottawa County leads the state, local officials are aware they still have a long way to go. Plans are to finish vaccinating those who are registered and eligible under Phase 1B in the next couple of weeks and then start vaccinating those who qualify under Phase 1C and Phase 2.
Phase 1D medical groups will be people with Type 2 diabetes or end-stage renal disease. Phase 2B will vaccinate people who are 50, or older.
If people have registered through the health department to receive a vaccine and have not been contacted by either Magruder Hospital or the Ottawa County Health Department, please contact the health department at 419-734-6800 and select Option 2. If unsure if you qualify for the Covid-19 vaccine in the next phase, see the eligibility criteria below or visit their websites for further information.
People who are homebound or know someone who is homebound in Ottawa County, contact the health department at 419-734-6800 and select Option 1.