Ohio to start vaccinating second priority group in two weeks
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that Ohio is preparing to vaccinate the second priority group in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan, which includes school staff, adults age 65 and older and people with certain medical conditions. The governor also said too many members of the first group, Phase 1A, decided not to get the shots, with about 60% of nursing home workers declining. Officials pointed to misinformation on social media and a perception that younger health care workers will be less affected.
Gov. DeWine shares more plans for Phase 1B
During Tuesday’s press briefing, the governor laid out some details of Ohio’s plan for vaccinating the second priority group of Ohioans in Phase 1B. The state plans to use drive-thrus, fairgrounds and individual health care systems to get the vaccine out, with more than 1,600 health care providers having signed up to distribute the vaccine.