Warren County Teachers Won't Get COVID-19 Vaccine Until At Least Feb. 15
Teachers in the state of Ohio will begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine has set a goal for every school in Ohio to return to in-person or hybrid instruction by March 1. He plans to make the vaccine available to Ohio teachers during the month of February.
Teachers in Warren county aren't scheduled to be eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine until the week of Feb. 15. More than a quarter of the state's counties, including districts in Clermont and Darke counties, will be receiving their vaccines during the week of Feb. 22.
“Vaccine is incredibly scarce, and we simply don’t have enough to vaccinate everyone at the same time. Therefore, this will be a rolling process, just like it has been during other vaccination phases, with a goal of administering all first doses by March 1st," DeWine said in a statement. “This rollout schedule is a heavy logistical lift that aims to ensure the maximum number of people can be vaccinated in the shortest amount of time.”
Teachers in 12 of Ohio's 88 counties will be vaccinated next week. That doesn't mean all districts in those 12 counties will receive the vaccine in the first week. Cincinnati Public Schools is the only district whose teachers will receive vaccinations.