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A Republican-backed bill that would prohibit Ohio employers from requiring workers to receive vaccinations heard additional testimony Tuesday from supporters and opponents.  

Dan Konik

With more than 40% of Ohioans unvaccinated against COVID, the Ohio Department of Health is urging people to get those shots. And they say it’s critical with the way the highly contagious delta variant of the disease is spreading.

Dan Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has signed a bill into law that prohibits public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities from requiring people to get a vaccine if that vaccine does not have "full approval" by the Food and Drug Administration.

Dan Konik

Governor Mike DeWine is releasing more details behind the sweepstakes created to encourage Ohioans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. While legislators from both sides of the aisles are criticizing DeWine’s plan to use federal relief dollars for the million-dollar prizes.

With Ohio moving towards lifting all health orders in the next three weeks, DeWine is making a big push to encourage people to get the vaccine.  

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health are advising all COVID-19 vaccine providers to temporarily pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as federal officials review six "extremely rare" cases of severe blood clotting. The U.S. has administered 6.8 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The odds of dying after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are virtually nonexistent.

According to recent data from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, you're three times more likely to get struck by lightning.

But you might not know that from looking at your social media feed.

Dan Konik

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the national goal laid out by President Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to every adult by May 1 is within reach for the state.

News regarding vaccines seems to change everyday: new vaccines coming online from more sources, new age groups and professions approved for appointments, new reports about our neighbors who are wary of getting a shot, and updates about variants of the virus. Our panel will discuss these topics surrounding the conversation about COVID vaccines.

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As of Thursday, over 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered in Ohio.  13 percent of the state's adult population have received at least the first dose of the two-shot regimen.  

Columbus Public Health

As the vaccine rollout continues, Columbus health officials are dispelling the myths associated with getting vaccinated and making a change when it comes to second dose scheduling. 

Dan Konik

Ohio’s k-12 schools will begin vaccinating their employees later this week.

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President Biden announced Tuesday that his administration is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use, with the goal, the White House says, of having enough vaccine supply for the entire adult U.S. population by the end of the summer.

He also announced steps to increase vaccine doses going to state and local governments over the next three weeks, and to provide them more clarity going forward about how much supply they should expect.

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, a health and healthcare podcast (part of the WCBE Podcast Experience), Dan Skinner talks with Reverend Beth Long-Higgins, founding Executive Director of the United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, and

With a spotlight on COVID-19 vaccine distribution shortcomings, there's another bottleneck that could prevent inoculations from significantly speeding up in the near future: Pfizer's and Moderna's ability to scale up manufacturing and deliver doses to the U.S. government.

The companies promised to deliver 100 million doses apiece to the United States by the end of March. But they'll need to make huge leaps in a short time to meet that goal.

Columbus Realtors yesterday hosted its annual economic and real estate forecast. The group releases the region's record-setting 2020 housing report later today. 

Kenny McDonald, President & CEO for the 11-county economic development organization One Columbus, expressed optimism for the region but with a key assumption regarding COVID-19. 

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Columbus City Schools are proceeding with plans to reopen under a blended learning model for some students February 1st -- before staff is vaccinated.  

State health officials report nearly 5-thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours, and 55 newly recorded deaths. 

Ohio Department of Health / coronavirus.ohio.gov

The next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Ohio will fall well below the number of doses needed to immunize the next eligible group.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Columbus and Franklin County public health departments will receive limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week to administer to seniors 80 years of age and older.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and the College of Medicine say they have found two new variants of SARS-Cov-2, the  COVID-19 virus, including one that has quickly become the dominant strain in Columbus.

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OSU Medical Center officials say the Schottenstein Center will serve as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

It may seem counterintuitive, but health officials say that even after you get vaccinated against COVID-19, you still need to practice the usual pandemic precautions, at least for a while. That means steering clear of crowds, continuing to wear a good mask in public, maintaining 6 feet or more of distance from people outside your household and frequently washing your hands. We talked to infectious disease specialists to get a better understanding of why.

Why do I have to continue with precautions after I've been vaccinated?

Ohio Health Department / coronavirus.ohio.gov

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio jumped significantly on Thursday, the first surge since the Christmas and New Year's holiday. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state will move to the second phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in two weeks.

Karen Kasler

4,856 Ohioans in nursing homes and long term care facilities have died of COVID-19, well over half of the state’s overall death total.

OSU Medical Center Twitter

Ohio’s nursing home residents and workers are among the first in the state to be offered the new COVID-19 vaccines.

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Health care workers, seniors living in congregate settings and first responders in Ohio are getting COVID-19 vaccines now. 

theguardian.com

State health officials reported over 83 hundred new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and 16 new deaths.

Ohio Public Radio

The first COVID-19 vaccines for residents and staff at nursing homes and long-term care facilities are being shot into arms around Ohio today.

wsaz.com

Ohio will begin vaccinating nursing home residents and staff today , getting a jump on the rest of the nation thanks to a federal program.  

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