COVID-19 vaccination updates


Phase 1B Vaccinations, Rapid Test, PPE Donation,
Medical Reserve Corps & Current Case Data

January 22, 2021

Pandemic Vaccine News & Updates 

Click here to view the Ohio Department of Health's vaccine preparedness  office weekly update, a guidance document that shares current vaccine information and important resources with Ohio providers. 

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Registry

The Ohio Department of Health is seeking licensed healthcare professionals to enroll in the Medical Reserve Corps and help administer the COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio communities. Click here to learn how you can enroll today

Rapid Test

Governor DeWine announced that the state is purchasing 2 million at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests using telehealth services where the results are delivered in minutes without the need to send the test to a lab for processing. Developed by Abbott, BinaxNOW is an easy-to-use antigen test that detects the virus when people are most infectious.


To facilitate the delivery of the BinaxNOW test to the home and the guided collection and testing process, Abbott has partnered with digital health solutions provider eMed™, who will deliver people their results through Abbott’s complementary NAVICA™ app in a matter of minutes. eMed™ will report the rapid test results in the electronic lab reporting system.


This partnership will provide at least 2 million of the BinaxNow tests for Ohioans as, Abbot, eMed™, and the Ohio Department of Health pursue innovative efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

PPE Donation 

This week, Lt. Governor Husted thanked the many businesses and organizations that have donated supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE) since the start of the pandemic.


The latest donation, 250,000 disposable masks from The Home Depot, adds to the millions of masks, gowns, gloves, face shields and sanitizer donated by organizations ranging from large national companies and foundations to small Ohio businesses. The donated supplies are added to the state’s stockpile and distributed around the state as needed.

Current Case Data

In total, there are 849,704 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 10,518 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 44,315 people have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic, including 6,465 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting


Video of the most recent updates, including versions with foreign language translation, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel's YouTube page

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is leading Ohio’s pandemic response. If you have questions or concerns about their programs, please use the links below. SMBO will continue to share information from ODH as it is received. 

Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry FAQs

Ohio Responds Registry username or password assistance

Contact an Ohio Responds program administrator

Send provider questions about the Ohio Responds program to

Find COVID-19 vaccine provider locations

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider FAQs

Vaccination program information

Communications toolkit (talking points, language tips, social media language and trusted resources)

Pandemic Vaccine Provider Resource Page (vaccine training, storage, handling and reporting and other COVID-19 vaccine specific information)

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement FAQs for Health Providers

Vaccine protocols

Trusted Resources 

Provider Wellness Resources

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