COVID-19 Vaccine Information & More
Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Ohio is prepared to distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide with two clear goals: To save lives and slow the spread of the virus. The vaccine has been shown to decrease the severity of illness in people who catch this virus. Having a significant portion of Ohioans vaccinated will help us prevent serious hospitalizations and death.
Initially, there will be a limited number of vaccines available. Ohio is committed to making the vaccine widely available for those who want to receive it as quickly as possible using a phase-in approach that targets critical audiences first.
Using all the tools available to help prevent the spread of the virus continues to be critical until a substantial number of Ohioans can be vaccinated. Continuing to wear a mask and social distance will reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Proper prevention measures, coupled with the vaccine, will provide the best protection from COVID-19.
Here are some important resources to help you learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Cuyahoga DD's It's time to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine!
- Well Aware: Practical Tips for the DD Community During the COVID Pandemic Part 3- COVID-19 Vaccine webinar recording from the Ohio Dept. of DD (You must register to watch this webinar.)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts
- Plain Language: Ohio's COVID-19 Vaccination Program
- Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Vaccine (Ohio Department of Health)
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The Ohio Association of County Boards of DD has created an optional Health Passport that can be used if someone with a developmental disability has to enter a hospital/medical facility without the assistance of a family member or direct support professional. This "passport" contains basic information about the person, such as health status, medical history and aspects of the person's developmental disability that are important for others to know.
Important Information and Resources
Cuyahoga DD continues to monitor the COVID-19/coronavirus situation and its potential impact on people served and the agency. The health and well-being of all remain our top priority.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is evolving. It’s important to get information from credible, reliable and trustworthy sources. Below are local, state and federal agencies that will provide you with the most current and accurate information:
Administration for Community Living- This federal agency has created an information resource page, What do older adults and people with disabilities need to know about COVID-19?
Ohio Department of Health
Need help explaining COVID-19 to others? Consider using this resource: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities. Click here to access this resource in Spanish.
You can also call 1-833-427-5634 for answers to your questions about COVID-19/coronavirus. A live operator is available 9 AM – 8 PM every day.
Emotional support is available for all Ohioans. Call the COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Need support from Cuyahoga DD? We're here for you.
Call us at 216-241-8230 Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Call 216-694-7077 all other days/times.