As senior citizens across Northeast Ohio are set to be vaccinated this week, many families wonder how long before they can visit their loved ones. Local doctors warn that families shouldn’t rush, as it takes time for the vaccine to take effect once a person gets both doses.
The choice to get a vaccine is one that many Americans are grappling with. There are personal reasons, distrust of the medical establishment, and other considerations as well. It’s a decision our Harry Boomer made, and he’s sharing his point of view.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health announced that there there is still too much work to be done with phase 1A of the vaccination roll out to move forward to phase 1B, so the county is going to delay phase 1B until they make progress with those who are eligible but have not been vaccinated.
It comes as no surprise that putting a system in place to ensure that everyone who wants a vaccination can get one is an enormous process and one that is proving to be very difficult in the City of Cleveland and elsewhere.
Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited a Cleveland bar for allowing patrons to stand 'elbow to elbow' in large groups and move freely while drinking and a Lakewood bar for being open at 10:30 p.m. with patrons still drinking.
“It’s really frustrating because you have to spend your whole day on the phone with somebody that potentially can’t help you. Then, you have to call back tomorrow and hope that you get somebody who is educated and can help you,” she said.
The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health provided a vaccination distribution update as it has been strategically administering doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals identified within Phase 1a of its distribution plan since Dec. 24.
It has been a tug of war since the pandemic hit Ohio last March as school districts, teachers, parents, and students all weigh-in, all with their own opinions, on the debate regarding in-school or remote classes.
A senior living facility in Avon said it has expanded its vaccine rollout to include all of its eligible residents after a family member reached out to 19 News, expressing concern that some of the residents were being excluded.
After the FDA provided the formula, it is essentially telling the business to pay up or stop. Then, the business will stop producing the product in the new year, losing that revenue and forcing other small businesses to look for a new supplier.
The 1899 Pub in Willoughby faces an investigation by the Lake County Board of Health and the Ohio Investigative Unit after a customer took pictures the day after Christmas of a packed bar apparently ignoring masking and distancing rules.
The fire department came and confirmed that the couple’s heat exchanger had failed and had been pumping carbon monoxide through the vents and into the house. They credit the $50 investment they made more than two decades ago for why they are still alive.