Here's How Many Ohioans Have Received Their Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
You can now track the number of people who have received their second COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Health has unveiled a new online dashboard showing how many people have completed the vaccine, meaning they received both doses.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which have been available in Ohio since December, both require two shots for full immunity. So far, over 217,000 Ohioans have completed the vaccine, about 1.9% of the state’s population.
More than 908,000 people have received their first dose, which is about 7.8% of the population, according to the dashboard.
Users can also view individual county information. In Franklin County, 94,703 residents have started the vaccine and 23,969 residents have received both doses.
The dashboard also tracks age, race, and gender data. The statistics show a stark racial gap: 64% of Ohioans who completed the vaccine are white, while just 4% identify as Black. However, 46% are listed as an "unknown" or "other race."
Gov. Mike DeWine, who received the first vaccine dose himself on Tuesday, said in a press conference that plans for better outreach about the vaccine to minority populations are forthcoming. The campaign may include pop-up vaccination sites, transportation assistance, and media outreach in minority communities.
The state this week expanded eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine to school staff and people over the ages of 70. You can find a vaccine provider and apply for a spot on the health department's website.