5 million Ohioans fully vaccinated against COVID-19


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Another vaccine milestone has been reached in Ohio. On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health reported more than 5 million people in the state have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Because of how ODH tracks vaccinations in its database, shots are backdated to when they were given. According to the most recent backdated numbers, Ohio hit 5 million fully vaccinated on Wednesday, June 16, which is exactly one month after the state hit 5 million people who had gotten at least one COVID-19 shot.

It took just 16 days for Ohio to go from 2 to 3 million people fully vaccinated and 18 to go from 3 to 4 million. But it took more than 2.5 times as long to go from 4 to 5 million in the 44 days between May 3 to June 16.

Ohioans fully vaccinated against COVID-19:

  • 1 million (1,027,561): Mar. 2
  • 2 million (2,033,550): Mar. 30
  • 3 million (3,066,472): Apr. 15
  • 4 million (4,014,286): May 3
  • 5 million (5,006,218): Jun. 16

Timeline of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Ohio:

  • Dec. 14, 2020: Healthcare workers receive first vaccines
  • Jan. 19: 80+
  • Jan. 25: 75+
  • Feb. 1: 70+, K-12 teachers and staff
  • Feb. 8: 65+
  • Feb. 15: Those with early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood
  • Mar. 4: 60+, pregnant people, certain professions (law enforcement officers, childcare workers)
  • Mar. 11: 50+, people with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease
  • Mar. 19: 40+, people with certain health conditions (obesity, cancer, heart disease, COPD)
  • Mar. 29: 16+
  • May 13: 12+

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