Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Some Vaccination Clinics May Fill Empty Slots With Teens

Dayton and Montgomery County say they’ll open their vaccine clinics to people over 16 starting Tuesday, following an announcement from Ohio's Governor about clinics that have been seeing empty slots on their schedules. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.   


Governor Mike DeWine announced at a mass vaccination clinic in Mahoning County that providers can expand eligibility if they're having a difficult time packing the schedule for the shot.


"If that department has not been able to fill the slots this week they can go ahead and take anybody 16 years of age and older."


Providers in rural parts of Ohio have reportedly had more vaccine supply to administer.


Eligibility is set to open to 16 and up on March 29, but DeWine says the state is in a race to vaccinate as many people as possible to counter a potential uptick in cases.


The Statehouse News Bureau was founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio's public radio and television stations. To this day, the Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest. The Bureau is funded througheTech Ohio, and is managed by ideastream. The reporters at the Bureau follow the concerns of the citizens and voters of Ohio, as well as the actions of the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Supreme Court, and other elected officials. We strive to cover statehouse news, government issues, Ohio politics, and concerns of business, culture and the arts with balance and fairness, and work to present diverse voices and points of view from the Statehouse and throughout Ohio. The three award-winning journalists at the bureau have more than 60 combined years of radio and television experience. They can be heard on National Public Radio and are regular contributors to Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace. Every weekday, the Statehouse News Bureau produces in-depth news reports forOhio's public radio stations. Those stories are also available on this website, either on the front page or in our archives. Weekly, the Statehouse News Bureau produces a television show from our studios in the Statehouse. The State of Ohio is an unique blend of news, interviews, talk and analysis, and is broadcast on Ohio's public television stations. The Statehouse News Bureau also produces special programming throughout the year, including the Governor's annual State of the State address to the Ohio General Assembly and a five-part year-end review.
Related Content