Feb 17, 2021

Vaccine Clinic Update

A woman wearing glasses and a green shirt gives a thumbs up. She is receiving the COVID-19 vaccine shot in her right arm
During the past four weeks, we've collaborated with Hamilton County Public Health to administer the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 1,550 people we serve who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B of Ohio's vaccine distribution plan. Beginning this week, we'll be administering the second dose to each person who received the first vaccine dose at our clinic. This process, during which we will only be administering second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, is expected to take another four weeks. 

If you received your first vaccine dose at our clinic, your appointment to receive the second dose has already been scheduled-you should have received an email and documentation with the date and time of your second appointment.

We'll continue to work closely with the local health departments to support their vaccination efforts. As you know, the supply is still very limited and more people are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine than the number of available doses. 

We don't yet know how many more vaccine doses we will receive after we finish administering second doses, but Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services will continue to advocate for the people we serve and their families and support the rapid distribution of vaccines in any way we can.

If you believe you qualify under Ohio's Phase 1B because of a qualifying medical diagnosis AND a developmental or intellectual disability and you have not yet been contacted to schedule your vaccination, please reach out to your service and support administrator (SSA). If you don't have an SSA, reach out to our Introduction and Eligibility Team at intro@hamiltondds.org or 513-559-6990.

We'll keep you updated as we continue to learn more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution and our supporting role in this complex process. You can find out more about the Ohio Department of Health's vaccine distribution plan here

  • If you plan to get the vaccine and are offered the opportunity through your healthcare provider, employer, pharmacy, or your local health department, you do not need to wait to hear from HCDDS. 
  • If you're 65 years of age or older, contact the Ohio Department of Aging to find out more about vaccination by visiting aging.ohio.gov or calling 1-866-243-5678.
  • Please continue to do your part to reduce the pandemic's spread by wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and following guidelines from our health officials.
   
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