coronavirus vaccine

Ohio AG claims Biden coronavirus mandate is illegal, but he won’t get into specifics

BY: - September 16, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost insists that President Joe Biden’s new coronavirus order is illegal, arguing that Biden is claiming “monarchical” powers. But Yost’s office didn’t respond when asked to address the fact that the biggest part of Biden’s as-yet-undrafted order will be made under a law passed by Congress in 1970. And in arguing […]

Health Dept: Immunocrompromised Ohioans eligible for additional COVID-19 shot

BY: - August 17, 2021

The new head of the Ohio Department of Health said there are a few Ohioans who could be eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on action by the FDA and the CDC, an additional dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended for severely immunocompromised individuals. “These individuals have […]

New study finds Vax-a-Million lottery responsible for vaccinating over 100,000 additional Ohioans

BY: - August 12, 2021

A new study in The American Journal of Medicine found that Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery incentive program caused more than 100,000 additional Ohioans to get vaccinated at a cost of about $49 per new Ohioan vaccinated. The Harvard study contradicts a Boston University School of Medicine study that made news last month suggesting that the Vax-a-Million […]

New guidance for schools on COVID-19 won’t include mask mandate

BY: - July 27, 2021

The Ohio Department of Health said new COVID-19 guidance for schools as they plan for a new school year will include safety recommendations, but no mandate for mask-wearing, even for the unvaccinated. In a press call on Monday, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer for the ODH, said guidelines would be released on the state’s […]

Public health officials try to battle the misinformation pandemic

BY: - June 8, 2021

Ohio continues to get good news in its fight against coronavirus. On Saturday, the infection rate dropped to less than 50 cases per 100,000 Ohioans. That’s the rate Gov. Mike DeWine originally set for removing COVID-related health orders, although he backed off of it as federal authorities eased masking guidance. The rate is a far, […]

Mailbag: The lowdown on winning the Ohio Vax-A-Million lottery

BY: - June 1, 2021

You have a 1-in-2.8 million chance of winning the Vax-A-Million, but at least a 1-in-3 chance of enjoying the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag column. With those odds in mind, let’s get started: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Can you take the Vax-A-Million winnings […]

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

BY: - May 18, 2021

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

Vax-A-Million seen as unorthodox, but legal way to promote vaccines in Ohio

BY: - May 14, 2021

New Jersey is offering free beer and New York is offering tickets to Yankee stadium. Ohio, meanwhile, is offering a much bigger incentive to getting the COVID-19 vaccine: $1 million in cold, hard cash. Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement of a “Vax-A-Million” lottery has turned heads this week, with Ohioans debating the merits of the program […]

Ohio announces end of health orders, new incentives for vaccines

BY: - May 12, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine began to move from sticks to carrots Wednesday when it comes to protecting Ohioans from COVID-19. The rate of infections is more than double the goal he set for removing pandemic-related restrictions. Even so, DeWine said that on June 2, all orders will expire except those regarding nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. […]

The NFL is asking for vaccine proof at Ohio event, but the governor won’t recommend other businesses to do likewise

BY: - April 28, 2021

When the NFL draft opens in Cleveland on Thursday, people will have to show proof that they’ve been fully vaccinated to be in most rooms where the action is taking place and to attend part of the fan event. Also, the league is requiring team employees who are medically eligible to get vaccinated or lose […]

As in other states, Ohio might be running out of people who want shots

BY: - April 22, 2021

Some county health departments in Ohio are again telling state officials this week not to send them any more coronavirus vaccines. That’s because they haven’t been able to use up the supplies they already have. It might be part of a national phenomenon. The news organization Axios reported this week on a paper by the […]

DeWine rules out additional restrictions as covid variants spread

BY: - April 16, 2021

Even with rising levels of vaccination, coronavirus cases are starting to surge in Ohio. The increase seems largely due to a faster-spreading variant spilling over the border from Michigan, but Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday wouldn’t call for increased restrictions in either state. The faster-spreading B.1.1.7 variant is playing a big role in fueling […]