Ohio opened vaccinations up to all residents ages 16 and older on March 29, a move that had been announced earlier this month by Gov. Mike DeWine.
Ohio residents older than 16 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only vaccine approved for those ages 16 and 17. Anyone 18 and older can receive either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The FDA has not approved COVID-19 vaccinations for those under the age of 15.
The wide-scale vaccination follows increasingly broader vaccine eligibility categories, including those with a variety of diseases such as diabetes and cancer, as well as those who are obese.
We had another great day visiting vaccination sites in Ohio. The teams in Monroe, Morgan, and Vinton counties are doing great work to spread awareness about the vaccine and to vaccinate those who wish to receive a shot.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 29, 2021
Last week, the Ohio Department of Health announced the opening of 11 new mass vaccination sites across the state. They are located at:
- The Knights of Columbus, Lima, Ohio
- The Lucas County Rec Center, Maumee, Ohio
- Dayton-Montgomery County Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio
- The Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio
- The Summit County Fairgrounds, Akron, Ohio
- The site of the former Dillard’s at Southern Park Mall, Youngstown, Ohio
- The Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
- The Wilmington Airpark, Wilmington, Ohio
- Adena Medical Education Center, Chillicothe, Ohio
- Wayne Street Medical Campus, Marietta, Ohio
- Colony Square Mall, Zanesville, Ohio
The ODH also announced a mobile vaccination clinic traveling between Wyandot, Marion, Union, Logan, Crawford and Hardin counties.
As of Monday, the state has vaccinated more than 28 percent of its population, roughly 3.2 million people, according to the Ohio Department of Health.More than 30,000 people have received at least the first shot of their vaccination in the past 24 hours.
The state has seen more than 1 million presumed coronavirus cases and 18,526 deaths.
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