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DeWine Tells Biden: Ohio's Greatest Need Is More Vaccines

Jan 20, 2021

Credit Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

The transition to a Biden Administration means changes for the nation's approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says there's one glaring issue the state needs help with moving forward. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.  

President Joe Biden and his staff have reached out to states to find out what changes are needed on the federal level to combat the coronavirus. 

 

DeWine says Ohio’s biggest need is clear; more vaccines. 

 

"We can adjust. We can do we can handle this. We can figure out how to go over bumps and logistic problems and other things, and we can work our way through problems. That's kind of what we do. But what we can't do is, you know, produce this and get more." 

 

DeWine says he's also urging the new administration to ramp up national messaging to encourage people to get the vaccine. Biden has expressed interest in creating large vaccination sites and working with pharmacy companies. 

 

 

Read Dewine's letter here.