Top Doctors Issue A Dire Warning For Unvaccinated Ohioans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After falling to levels not seen in over a year, COVID-19 cases in Ohio have more than doubled in the past couple of weeks due to the latest highly contagious Delta variant. And doctors are warning unvaccinated people that they, and their unvaccinated children, are at great risk of catching it.

The Ohio Department of Health’s Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said anyone who is unvaccinated at this point is at great risk of contracting COVID.

“It’s now a choice between vaccination or running the risk of COVID-19 infection because you are going to get it.”

More than half of Ohioans have yet to get vaccinated.

Vanderhoff and pediatric doctors say kids under 12 who cannot get the vaccine are vulnerable if adults are unvaccinated.

He said ODH is looking at recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics that suggests children in schools wear masks and adds ODH will offer specific guidance on that issue soon.