COVID-19 updates
Ohio Vax-a-Million, Status of Vaccinations in Ohio, Massage Therapy & Acupuncture Update &
Current Case Data
June 4, 2021

Ohio Vax-a-Million 

Ohio Vax-A-Million's newest winners joined Governor DeWine to discuss why they chose to be vaccinated and their excitement of being selected during this week's drawing. 


Jonathan Carlyle from Toledo in Lucas County won this week's $1 million prize, and Zoie Vincent from Mayfield Village in Cuyahoga County won this week's college scholarship prize. 


Ohio Vax-a-Million is a public outreach campaign and initiative to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ohioans 18 and older who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of five $1 million prizes. Ohioans ages 12-17 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win a four-year college scholarship to any Ohio state college or university.


For more information and to enter visit To find a vaccine provider near you, visit

Vaccine Uptake Among Ohio Medicaid Beneficiaries

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. 


Despite the lift in pandemic-related restrictions, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer at the Ohio Department of Health, reminded Ohioans that the unvaccinated, including everyone under the age of 12, are still at risk. 


"COVID remains a very real danger to every unvaccinated Ohioan," said Dr. Vanderhoff. "We often think of COVID as being benign for children, but it is now one of the top 10 causes of death for children in the United States. Vaccination is our best protection against COVID, and we really owe it not just to ourselves to get vaccinated, but to all we care about, including those who are not yet able to be vaccinated. While it is true that younger Ohioans may not have the level of risk that older Ohioans have, bad things can happen to people of any age who get COVID-19."

Massage Therapy & Acupuncture Update

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Ohio Department of Health issued orders that contained requirements and guidance for providing health care services in Ohio. As of June 2, many Ohio Department of Health orders, including those impacting the provision of massage therapy and acupuncture services, have been lifted. You can view the Responsible RestartOhio Social Distancing, Masking, and Congregating document and stay updated on the Department of Health’s guidance for healthcare providers here.

Current Case Data

In-depth COVID-19 data for Ohio:

Ohio's central scheduling system:

Ohio mass vaccination information:

All vaccine providers:

More vaccine information:


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


For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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. 

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