Ottawa County Health Department Updates Vaccine Distribution

Ottawa County Health Department Update on Phase 1B Vaccine Distribution

PORT CLINTON – In order to assist in the vaccine distribution process, the Ottawa County Health Department has created a pre-registration form to collect information from residents who would be interested in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. This information will be used to help local partners to plan for vaccine distribution as it becomes available in each phase.

Once Ottawa County begins each vaccination phase, the Ottawa County Health Department will notify individuals qualifying for that phase via the phone number and/or email address provided. Please double check your contact information as it is vitally important to ensure we can reach you when ready. The form can be found at For those individuals who have a disability, no access to technology or are experiencing technical issues in completing this form, they can contact the United Way 2-1-1 line for assistance.

Each individual being vaccinated needs to complete a separate form, as some individuals within a family may be eligible for vaccination at different times.

Next Anticipated Phase: 1B
-Ohioans, age 65 and older
-Younger people with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable –  such as cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurologic disorders including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Prader Willi Syndrome, Turner Syndrome; severe lung disease including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha- and beta-thalassemia.
-Adults/employees who work in schools (K-12)

On January 7th, Governor Mike DeWine announced the following schedule for Phase 1B vaccine distribution.
-Week of January 18th – Ohioans 80+ years of age
-Week of January 25th – Ohioans 75+ years of age and individuals with severe congenital, development, or early onset medical disorders
-Week of February 1st – Ohioans 70+ years of age and Adults/employees who work in schools (K-12)
-Week of February 8th – Ohioans 65+ years of age

All vaccine distribution is subject to availability of doses distributed to the Ottawa County Health Department.

Ol’ Man Winter Approaches

Put in Bay iceFrost Advisory

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
410 AM EDT Wed Oct 25 2017

...Widespread frost with freezing temperatures expected tonight...

.As the area nears the end of the window for our climatological
first fall freeze, a cold night is expected tonight. With skies
clearing and winds becoming near calm, widespread frost is likely.
Many of these areas have not had a freeze yet this season.

Including the cities of Port Clinton, Sandusky, Lorain, Medina,
Akron, and Canton


* TEMPERATURE...30 to 35 degrees

* IMPACTS...areas of frost especially inland from the lake.

Birding Workshop this Weekend

Otttawa County Ohio birdingFor those of you that love purple martins and tree swallows, there will be a Cavity Nester Workshop at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on March 25, 2017.  Details are on the attached registration form.

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We hope to have Lisa Rock and Tom Kashmir visit the Bass Islands and band the purple martins at the Scheeff East Point Preserve this summer in the rigs that member Paula Ziebarth maintains. We received the rigs with a grant from the Columbus Zoo with the assistance of member Darlene Sillick. If you have purple martin or tree swallow nesting boxes on the islands and would like to monitor them or have the birds banded, let us know.

Lisa Brohl, Chair

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy