[LFC Comments: Want to see what is in store for Ohioans regarding the CoVid-19 vaccination plan? Here is the complete “interim plan” that was sent to us. There will be 2 doses, and the State will be collecting information on who gets vaccinated. No doubt so they can follow up with us and keep us safe….
What happens if we refuse to accept the vaccine? Will we be getting the “knock on the door” from the authorities? Will we be prevented from engaging in the banking system without the vaccine? Maybe we will be just required to wear a Scarlet Letter showing others to stay away.]
Excerpts from the Vaccination Plan:
Section 3: Phased Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination
A. Describe how your jurisdiction will structure the COVID-19 Vaccination Program around the three phases of vaccine administration:
As Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance outlines, COVID-19 vaccination will occur in three main phases defined by supply availability and targeted populations. The CDC has advised that the approach to COVID-19 vaccine deployment will occur in phases where the first phase will have very limited doses available that scale quickly. The second phase will include mass vaccination reaching a peak of vaccination numbers. The third phase will stabilize to a
long-term steady state vaccination campaign such that people will get boosters or the initial vaccine as needed.
F. Describe how your jurisdiction will generate and use COVID-19 vaccination coverage reports.
In addition to providing the required data and reports to the CDC and federal government to track at a national level, Ohio will use collected data to generate reports at the State and county levels. Data can be tracked and used on an ongoing basis to:
- Track the number of patients vaccinated in the state and each county.
- Track the number of patients vaccinated at each provider site.
- Understand rates of both COVID-19 infections and vaccination rates in a particular county (i.e. is the county seeing a decline in overall cases).
- Make decisions around more targeted deployment of the vaccine, particularly once available in larger doses (e.g. to areas with higher risk populations, rural areas).
- Identify regions that may need additional communications or support to encourage uptake across the population.
Section 10: COVID-19 Vaccination Second-Dose Reminders
A. Describe all methods your jurisdiction will use to remind COVID-19 vaccine recipients of the need for a second dose, including planned redundancy of reminder methods.
We are investigating several potential interventions. We will refine and finalize based on additional research into effectiveness, feasibility, and the needs of Ohioans. Interventions may include the following:
Public communications: We will launch public communications at large emphasizing the importance of the second dose of the vaccine to provide immunity. This will be one of the key messages in the public communications planning and will be delivered through omnichannel messaging.
Direct contact from the state: Based on meta-analytic evidence, we plan to utilize two methodologies to encourage a second dose: postcards and text messages. As part of the provider data reporting, Ohio will collect the contact information of vaccine recipients and deliver postcard reminders and text messages (~2.5 weeks later) encouraging them to get the second dose.
Provider calls to schedule a second dose: Before receiving the first dose of the vaccine, providers will be trained to emphasize the importance of the second dose vaccine. They will also be encouraged to schedule the second visit at the time of the first visit (or before the first visit).
Providers will be responsible for calling/texting vaccine recipients ahead of the visit to remind them to attend.