In Ohio on Monday, about 21 percent of the adults in the state received at least one shot and 12 percent were completely vaccinated, according to a Times database.
Ohio State Rep. Mike DeWine, a Republican, on Tuesday announced the expanded qualification, as well as a goal to deliver 6,000 shots a day across the state in the coming days, an increase from 1,500 shots a day. state currently administers. Ohio will be eligible for vaccines on March 29 for all residents 16 years and older.
With the expanded criteria, Mr. DeWine said another 1.5 million Ohio residents would be eligible for the vaccine Friday. He also said a new Federal Emergency Management Agency for Mass Vaccination, the Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center, would handle shots for more than 200,000 people over the next eight weeks.
Mr. DeWine was taking a deliberate step to place a mass vaccination room on the Cleveland State campus, as it is close to some apartments. Mr DeWine said free transport to and from the Wolstein Center would be provided. He added that he and Mr. Biden equality has made it a priority in vaccine distribution plans, a concern shared by officials across the country who are concerned about fully understanding the scale of the problem due to the lack of information on race and ethnicity.
In early March, less than 5 percent of the Spanish population in Ohio and less than ten percent of the state’s black population were vaccinated, according to a Times analysis. Colored communities across the country were hardest hit by the pandemic and faced barriers to accessing vaccines, in some cases due to a lack of reliable internet access, as well as inflexible work schedules. At the beginning of March, the vaccination rate for black people across the country was half the percentage for white people.
“I want to thank the President, President Biden, for making this website available,” he said. DeWine said during a news conference Tuesday.
Despite the praise of mr. DeWine, go mr. Pray on the vaccine resistance of some Republicans across the country. A third of Republicans who participated in a recent poll CBS News Survey said they would not be vaccinated. And another 20 percent of Republicans said they were unsure.