COLUMBUS — On Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced what age group will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the next phase.
DeWine isn't ready to announce set dates for the next phase of the coronavirus vaccine distribution but said that the next group of people who will be given access to the vaccine is those 60 years and older, which will be followed by those 55 years and older and then those 50 years and older.
The state will remain vaccinating people 65-years-old or older for the next few weeks.
According to DeWine, those 50 years old and older make up between 97% and 98% of COVID-19-related deaths.
DeWine said the state is currently considering adding certain smaller groups to the 60-and-older group to be vaccinated next. These groups would be made eligible based on the risk of their exposure to COVID-19.
As we move forward, we will open up vaccinations to age 60+, then 55+, then 50+. Those 50+ make up 97-98% of all #COVID19 deaths in Ohio.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) February 22, 2021
In addition, we are also looking at certain small groups that, because of exposure, may potentially be added in with the 60+ group.
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