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Know that Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

We know there is a lot of information out there about the vaccines and we want you to make an informed decision. Please take time to learn the facts from reputable sources like the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read More ›

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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.

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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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