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2 PM: DeWine gives March 22 COVID-19 briefing as state moves to vaccinate those ages 16 and up

Mike DeWine
Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 15:55:53-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday afternoon.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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DeWine announced Monday that health departments and other vaccine provides are now authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines to anyone age 16 and older if they cannot fill appointment slots this week or next.

The vaccine is open to anyone 40 and older and those with certain health conditions such as cancer, COPD, heart disease and obesity. Last week, DeWine announced that beginning March 29, anyone 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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