WCBE Header Banner 20190208
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ohio May Begin Shuffling Vaccine Doses To High Demand Areas

providers.jpg
coronavirus.ohio.gov

All Ohioans over 16 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. But there are still reports of people having problems finding appointments near home. At a shot clinic in Vinton County Monday, the governor said the state may start moving doses around after it gets its next shipment Tuesday. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Governor Mike DeWine says the formula for deciding how much vaccine each county gets has been mostly based on population, but there’s been some weight given to poverty and other factors. But he says when the state knows how much vaccine it will have by Tuesday at noon, the supply can be shared throughout the state.

“We will know, for example, how much Johnson & Johnson is coming into the state, which is really the kind of the unknown variable. And then we’ll make, within the next several days after that, the allocation.”

This week the state is expecting its biggest shipment of vaccine ever – more than 570,000 doses. Shot clinics continue in the three biggest cities as well as Lima, Toledo, Dayton, Akron and Youngstown as well as smaller communities. Four mobile vaccine clinics are also planned.

 

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