WATCH: Ohio Department of Health gives update on COVID-19 in Ohio Thursday

Posted at 8:31 AM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 12:17:48-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) held a briefing to update Ohioans on the status of COVID-19 in the state, the department announced in a news release.

Watch the briefing in the media player below:

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 briefing

ODH Medical Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff was joined by Dr. Michael Forbes of Akron Children’s Hospital and Dr. Grant Paulsen of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

This briefing comes after a government advisory panel has endorsed a second brand of COVID-19 vaccine for school-age children and teens.

The expert panel agreed Tuesday that the vaccine made by Moderna is safe and effective enough to give to U.S. kids ages 6 to 17.

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