Gov. Mike DeWine announced starting on Thursday, Ohio will vaccinate those 50 and older.
This comes after last week when those who were 60-64 years old were permitted to receive the vaccine. DeWine also said on Monday that those with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease are also eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
It was just a year ago today on March 9th 2020 when DeWine announced the first Covid-19 cases in the state of Ohio.
The vaccine is available also to pregnant women, those with ALS, people with type 1 diabetes, those in child care and funeral services and members of law enforcement. As of last Friday, there have been 17,502 Covid-19 related deaths in Ohio.
Just last week Gov. DeWine laid out the plan for lifting all health mandates in the state when Ohio can reach 50 cases per 100,000 people.