OMA Continues to Push for Vaccination Prioritization for Manufacturers

This week, the OMA urged Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to prioritize manufacturers in the next phase of the state’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

In a letter to the administration, OMA President Ryan Augsburger outlined how manufacturers have led the fight in both safety protocols and productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Augsburger urged the administration to include all manufacturers and their suppliers in Phase 2 of the state’s vaccination program.

Ohio continues to modify its rollout of the vaccines and has prioritized the state’s most vulnerable populations during the first phase (Phase 1A and Phase 1B). Phase 2 is tentatively expected to start sometime in the late winter or early spring.

For the latest information on Ohio’s vaccination plan, manufacturers should stay in touch with their local health departments and monitor the OMA’s COVID-19 updates. 1/14/2021