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Ohio Department of Health holding virtual town hall series to address questions, concerns with vaccine

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 15:59:57-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health is hosting its first of many “COVID Vaccine Town Hall” Monday at 6:30 p.m.

The goal is to give people access to information about the vaccine, answer questions and confront any myths surrounding vaccinations.

Medical experts, community leaders, and faith-based leaders will lead the discussions.

"These meetings are open to everyone, but there will be a special focus that each one in addressing issues common to specific underserved communities," Gov. Mike DeWine said.

The first meeting will focus on information specific to African American communities.

Here is the list of the following Town Hall meetings:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. – Hispanic/Latino Ohioans
  • Monday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. – Asian American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Rural Ohioans

You can watch live or on-demand after the meetings using the following links:

For those who don’t have internet access, the meetings will air on public access TV on the Ohio Channel starting. Find your local channel and the date and time it will air by checking with your PBS station or television provider.