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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. 

While state officials are scrambling to get more vials of the COVID-19 vaccine for Ohioans, medical professionals administering the shots are finding ways to get more doses from each vial.  

Updated at 5:46 p.m. ET

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.

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.

bbc.com

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

OSU Medical Center'/Twitter

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.

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Hundreds of doctors, and nurses around the state are receiving the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is extending the statewide 10pm to 5am curfew through the end of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to build steam.

Ohio Channel

Ohio is expected to get about a half million doses of COVID-19 vaccines during the next month.

Ohio is planning to receive the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine around December 15, with another batch coming a week later.

As Ohio's heroin overdose epidemic nears a record high in deaths, lobbyists representing prescription drug makers poured more than 3.5 million into Ohio political coffers over the last decade.

dailymed.nlm.nih.gov

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state will get a portion of a large settlement with a major drug company.