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Vaccine Distribution Plan for Phase 1b

As you may be aware, the Summit County Department of Public Health has started offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those eligible in Phase 1a. Last week those served by Summit DD who live in a congregate settings and the staff who work in those settings were able to receive the vaccine.

Vaccine Distribution Plan for Phase 1b

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Survey

Working though vaccinations Phase 1a

The Summit County Department of Public Health has started administering the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are included in the Phase 1a group. Specific to people served, Phase 1a includes individuals served who live in congregate sites and the staff that are working in those homes. Vaccinations for those eligible and interested are occurring this week.

Planning for Phase 1b – Feedback Needed

The State of Ohio has started releasing some information regarding who will be eligible in Phase 1b. Once this information is finalized, Summit DD will be reaching out to all those who are eligible and also meeting with the Summit County Department of Public Health to plan vaccine clinic days for this next phase.

To help Summit DD plan for the next phases of vaccine distribution we are asking all providers to complete this vaccine survey to identify the number of staff, (not eligible in Phase 1a  – day service, NMT, job coaches, etc.) who are interested in receiving the vaccine when eligible.

Independent providers, you can simply state yes or no to whether or not you are interested in receiving the vaccine when eligible.

Surveys must be completed by the end of business on Wednesday January 13th.

We appreciate your time in completing this very short survey as this information is critical as we continue planning efforts with the Summit County Department of Public health.

Healthcare worker in shield giving vaccine to woman in her carRita James getting COVID-19 vaccineLine of cars for the COVID-19 vaccine at the Summit Co. Health DeptNurse talking to driver ready to receive COVID-19 vaccineNurse talking to woman in car ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine
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DSP Thank You Raffle Prize Winners

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year unlike any that we have seen. In the midst of these unsettling times, the unwavering commitment of our Direct Service Professionals and Front Line Supervisors has been on full display.

Recently, Summit DD expressed our gratitude to each DSP and Front Line Supervisor in a small but sincere way. As a part of the gift, there was a raffle ticket included. This ticket enters you into a drawing for a chance to receive an additional prize.

Winning Raffle Ticket Numbers:

  • 299697
  • 300745
  • 300032
  • 300968
  • 299854
  • 299931
  • 300328
  • 300740
  • 300072
  • 299066
  • 906196
  • 907011

If you have one of the raffle tickets above, please contact Elaine at 330-414-1516 to claim your prize and coordinate pickup by Dec 22, 2020:

Again, we want to thank each and every DSP and Frontline Supervisor for your hard work and dedication.

What you need to know to support Phase 1 COVID vaccine distribution

As you may know, Individuals living in congregate settings (2 or more people) and the staff that support them are included in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. This means that there is a possibility that eligible individuals and staff may be able to receive the first dose of the vaccine as early as December 22nd. While there are still several details that need to be worked out at the state and local level, DODD has asked County Boards to submit all congregate living information.

To ensure the accuracy of this information, Drew Williams emailed agencies that (per an authorization report) are identified as providing congregate services. Please respond to that e-mail by end of business on Wednesday December 16th. Read More ›

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