Tuesday, March 9th marks one year since the first Ohioan was diagnosed with coronavirus and now more Ohioans than ever are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that beginning Thursday, March 11th, Ohioans aged 50 and older will be eligible to begin registering for and receiving the vaccination. Now, roughly 1.2 million residents of the state of Ohio fall under the Phase 2B of the vaccination rollout with the addition of those 50 and older.
Governor DeWine pointed out Monday that in Ohio, 97 percent of the COVID-related deaths in the state have occured in those 50 and older.
Additionally, the State Department of Health is rolling out a more centralized online tool for those looking to find a vaccine appointment near them. Click here for more information.