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OSU Mansfield Students, Staff Can Enter The Buckeye Vax Sweepstakes

19 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

To further encourage the Ohio State community to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the university will be distributing $50,000 in prizes to students, faculty and staff who have received their shots.

All OSU campuses are eligible.

Throughout August, the university will conduct weekly drawings for prizes that include gift cards, football season tickets and annual parking permits. More than 65% of returning students, faculty and staff have completed their vaccinations, and the number continues to rise as more individuals share their information. More…

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All About Richland

Vaccination Check-In

24 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It has been three weeks since was have reviewed current COVID-19 vaccination numbers as released by the Ohio Department of Health.

We have been regularly updating our readers over the last few months with the latest statistics related to how many Richland Countians are being vaccinated, and how those figures compare to contiguous counties.

With the releasing of most health and safety guidelines, the pandemic may not be in the news as much as it has been, but COVID-19 is still real and still poses a health risk to Ohioans. With that in mind, we thought that we would check in with the Department of Health to verify where the effort to vaccinate stands locally. More…

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All About Richland

Checking In On Vaccinations

5 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It has been a couple of weeks since we checked in on vaccination levels and shared that information with our readers.

COVID-19 is still a menace in Richland County, with additional cases being reported each week. In previous posts, we have shared information on how our county is faring, vaccine-wise, with the State of Ohio in general and with our neighboring counties in specific.

As in those posts, the current numbers are a bit of a mixed bag.

The State of Ohio shared this week that More than 50 percent of Ohio’s adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, however, Governor DeWine encouraged more Ohioans, especially those in the 18-59 age-range, to get vaccinated. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County Falling Behind In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland County is holding its own in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken, at least as compared to other counties in north central Ohio.

Compared to the state as a whole, however, the county is lagging somewhat behind.

As of Sunday, figures released by the Ohio Department of Health show a continued slowing down of the number of Ohioans receiving initial vaccination shots. In fact, this past month show a drop of over 40% in initial vaccinations versus the same figure for March. More…

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Details Emerge On Proposed Bill To Restrict ‘Vaccine Passports’ In Ohio

13 Apr , 2021  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

Republican-sponsored legislation will seek to prohibit the Ohio government from instituting a “vaccine passport” program, but the drafted proposal does not appear to restrict private businesses from doing so.

Rep. Al Cutrona, R-Canfield, is soon introducing this bill in the Ohio House of Representatives. It has already received support from fellow Republican lawmakers.

The term “vaccine passport” refers to showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination that could allow entry into a given place or public event. The vaccine is optional in Ohio, and Gov. Mike DeWine has given no indication the state government will develop a vaccine passport program here. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County, Area Lagging State In Vaccination Rates

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland Countians are receiving at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, at a rate which lags behind state averages.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,985,578 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 34.10% of those eligible. Of those, 2,459,174, or 21.04%, of them have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Richland County, 32,744 people have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 27.03% of those eligible. 18.56%, or 22,487 of those individuals have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines. More…

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DeWine Channels Vaccines To Colleges, Workplaces To Speed Up Rollout

5 Apr , 2021  

By Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio will surge doses into college campuses and private workplaces as an effort to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Mike DeWine announced late last week.

Starting this week, the goal is to provide mostly Johnson & Johnson vaccines to any Ohio college student who wants one, DeWine said. Unlike the two other available vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s only requires one dose and standard refrigeration. The other two vaccines require ultracold storage and a two-dose series, posing storage, transportation and scheduling difficulties.

Additionally, DeWine said vaccine providers can take up to 25% of their weekly dosage allocation to vaccinate their own employees or those of other businesses or labor unions starting April 12. Ohioans aged 16 and up are currently eligible for vaccination. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County, North Central Ohio Lagging State In Vaccination Rates

3 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The number of Richland Countians obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, is lagging behind state averages.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,571,137 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 30.55% of those eligible. Of those, 2,075,856, or 17.76%, have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Richland County, 29,830 have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 24.62% of those eligible. 15.74%, or 19,067, have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines. More…

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Richland County, North Central Ohio Lagging Behind A Bit In Vaccinations

22 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Numbers shared on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health suggest that Richland Countians, as well as other residents of north central Ohio, have somewhat lower rates of participation than elsewhere in the state in terms of COVID-19 vaccination.

Across Ohio, 2,730,835 people — or 23.36% of the population — have taken at least one shot of an authorized vaccine; 1,565.614 people have completed that process (one or two shots depending on the vaccine). That represents 13.39% of Ohioans.

A small portion of those represent shot takers whose residency was not reported or who are residents of other states. More…

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