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COVID-19 Vaccine Open for Any Ohioan 16 and Up by End of March

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman COVID-19 Vaccine Open for Any Ohioan 16 and Up by End of MarchVial of the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Lisa Ferdinando for the U.S. Department of Defense, via Wikimedia Commons.
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Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here.

Governor Mike DeWine has announced the next phases of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, with Ohioans at least 16 years of age being eligible at the end of March.

Gov. DeWine announced on Tuesday, March 16 during a briefing at Cleveland’s newly opened mass vaccination center that the state is expecting a significant increase in vaccines, which is why eligibility is being expanded now.

Starting Friday, March 19, Ohioans 40 and up will be eligible for the vaccine as part of Phase 2C, as well as any Ohioan 16 and older with cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and obesity as part of Phase 1E.

Then, on March 29, Ohioans 16 years and older will be eligible. 16 and 17-year-olds are only able to receive the Pfizer vaccine due to age restrictions for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

For more information on COVID-19 in Ohio, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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