COVID-19 updates
Vaccine Providers, Ohio Vax-a-Million,

Vaccine Update & Current Case Data

June 11, 2021

Vaccine Providers

With approximately 200,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Ohio set to expire on June 23, Governor Mike DeWine issued an urgent communication to vaccine providers asking them to distribute as many doses as possible to eligible Ohioans, as quickly as possible.


Governor DeWine also is appealing to Ohioans who have not been vaccinated yet: “The time to act is now.”


At this time, Ohio does not have legal options for sending the vaccine elsewhere, either to other states or other countries.


The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has directed all providers to follow a first-in, first-out process for vaccine to ensure doses with the soonest expiration dates are being used first.


ODH also has been aggressively working with COVID-19 vaccine providers across the state to identify tactics to use as many doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine before they expire. Some of these tactics include forming community partnerships to offer special vaccination clinics, offering more mobile vaccination opportunities in partnering with community groups at community events and for homebound individuals, and offering the vaccine as part of ongoing maintenance programs with congregate setting staff and residents, as well as correctional/detention centers.


More than 5.3 million Ohioans have started the COVID-19 vaccination process, and more than 4.7 million are fully vaccinated. On June 5, Ohio hit a benchmark we’ve long awaited: fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 residents in Ohio. While these are positive signs, the threat of COVID-19 still remains.


The risk of going unvaccinated impacts not only those who choose not to be vaccinated, but to those around them. Lower vaccination rates put children under 12, who don’t yet have a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for their age group, at risk, as well as the small percentage of Ohioans who can’t be vaccinated, or those with certain immune disorders. The more Ohioans who are vaccinated, the more we can protect ourselves, and one another.


More information about the vaccine is available at

Ohio Vax-a-Million

For this week's Ohio Vax-a-Million drawing, 3,362,203 vaccinated adults entered for a chance to win $1 million and 143,604 vaccinated youth entered for a chance to win a college scholarship. This is an increase in 136,414 adult entries and 10,701 youth entries over last week. 


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. 


Mark Cline from Richwood in Union County won this week's $1 million prize, and Sara Afaneh from Sheffield Lake in Lorain County won this week's college scholarship prize. 


There are two more Ohio Vax-a-Million drawings left. For more information and to enter, visit Ohioans 18 and older who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win a $1 million prize. 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.

Vaccine Update

Ohio continues to see increases in vaccine uptake across the state following the announcement of the Ohio Vax-A-Million initiative that was launched last month to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Ohio counties that have experienced an increase in vaccinations include Hocking, Seneca, Ross, Jackson, Fayette, Paulding, Wyandot, Crawford, Warren, and Pickaway counties. 


To find a vaccine provider near you, visit

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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