Member Alert:
DeWine Administration Establishing Biweekly Calls and Community Town Halls On Covid-19 Vaccine For Local Governments 
February 18, 2021
The following are two informational opportunities for local governments from the DeWine Administration regarding ongoing vaccine distribution thorough Ohio:
 
 
Biweekly Call with Local Governments on Vaccine Distribution:
 
A new WebEx will start tomorrow on Friday, January 19 for local government officials across the state of Ohio. This biweekly WebEx will feature a specific vaccine related topic along with providing a recap of the latest COVID-19 vaccine developments. 
 
What:  COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Who:    Local Government Officials and DeWine Administration Staff
When: Friday, February 19, 2021 | 11:30am – Noon
               Every other following Friday 
Where: WebEx
 
 
Phone: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 179 739 4721##
 
The upcoming session will introduce the WebEx and provide an update on key activities. This invitation is being sent from the Office of the Governor Mike DeWine in collaboration with the Ohio Municipal League, County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Ohio Mayors Alliance, and the Ohio Township Association.
 
This WebEx stream will be listen-only. Follow-up questions can be directed to the listed organizations or a regional liaison staff contact. 
 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls for At-Risk Populations to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
 
The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have scheduled a series of COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls with medical experts, community leaders, and public health professionals to address common concerns and questions among specific populations. As Ohio continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine, sharing accurate, reliable information with at-risk populations to help reduce vaccine hesitancy remains a high priority.
 
The DeWine Administration is asking local governments to promote these town halls within their communities.
 
A toolkit is available for download to help promote the Town Halls at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/vaccine/town_hall_communications_toolkit.pdf.
 
In addition, a graphics package of web banners, fliers, social media graphics, and web advertisements is linked within the toolkit and is accessible here.
 
 The Town Hall schedule for at-risk populations is as follows:
 
  • Monday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. – African American Ohioans
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Hispanic/Latino Ohioans
  • Monday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. – Asian American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. – Rural Ohioans
 
More information on the Town Halls can be found at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/townhall
 
Watch live or on-demand after the event:
 
·        Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OHdeptofhealth/ 
·        Online - https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/townhall
 
Watch later on TV:
 
·        Watch later on the Ohio Channel.
·        Dates and times are forthcoming. Find your local channel by checking with your PBS station or television provider.

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