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Some Vaccination Clinics May Fill Empty Slots With Teens

Mar 22, 2021

Credit CDC.gov

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.   

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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.