COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in Ohio, and we know you may have questions. Ohio is committed to making the vaccine widely available for those that want to receive it, as quickly as possible, as shipments of the vaccine arrive. The state has begun to strategically and thoughtfully distribute the vaccines to Ohioans at the greatest risk.

The Bellevue Hospital is working closely with local health departments to help develop a COVID-19 vaccination plan centered around the distribution of the vaccine for local populations. We will continue to update the public as often as possible to provide the most current information.

Information may change rapidly and frequently. We will periodically be updating this page to reflect the current information from the local health departments and the Ohio Department of Health.

1B Vaccination Phase

Vaccinations in Phase 1B began the week of January 19.

Phase 1B specifically includes those below who choose to be vaccinated: 

  • Ohioans, age 65 and up.
  • Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable AND who have a developmental or intellectual disability. This includes cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurological disorders. including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders, including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and Turner syndrome; severe lung disease, including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta thalassemia. For more information on medical conditions covered in the 1B phase, visit
  • Adults/employees in all schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person.

Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older:

  • The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
  • The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
  • The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
  • The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older.

The Bellevue Hospital is a vaccine distribution facility during Phase 1B. Pre-registration is required to receive the vaccine. 

If you are a Sandusky County resident and you qualify as part of the 1B Phase population, you may pre-register for the vaccine at visit

If you do not have access, or feel uncomfortable registering online, you may contact United Way First Call for Help at 419-334-2720 or GLCAP Senior Center 419-334-8181 for assistance with the pre-registration process. 

You will be contacted to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment by the vaccine provider you will be scheduled with. Walk-in appointments are currently not available.

If you are a Huron County resident and you qualify as part of the 1B phase populations, you may pre-register for the vaccine.

The online waitlist has been closed and removed from the health department's website at this time. Individuals eligible to be vaccinated can contact the Enrichment Centers for Huron County at 419-668-6245 to join the waitlist. (Please note, individuals that had previously joined the Huron County waitlist online will remain on the waitlist.)

You will be contacted to schedule your vaccine appointment by the vaccine provider you will be appointed. Walk-in appointments are currently not available. 

All vaccination distribution is subject to availability of doses provided by the State of Ohio. As vaccine supplies increase, we will be able to vaccinate more of those in Phase 1B, and eventually, all Ohioans who choose to be vaccinated will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

For individuals in Erie and Seneca Counties, please visit your local health department's website for their latest vaccine information at or

For frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Ohio Department of Health website at