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Holzer And O’Bleness Respond To Understaffing And High COVID Numbers With Familiar Pandemic Protocols
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Southeast Ohio, causing local health care systems to be stretched thin and re-institute early 2020 pandemic protocols. Holzer Health Systems The number of COVID-19 patients is nearing the highest level from 2020, according to Dr. Mike Canady, the CEO at Holzer Health System. On Monday,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is switching to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for its student clinics after federal officials recommended a temporary halt in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for safety reasons. Also, because the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses three weeks apart, students will be allowed to get one of the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says the governor and first lady Fran DeWine have received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The Republican governor and his wife were eligible because both are older than 70. DeWine has said he would not cut in line for the shots but… Read More
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCPN) — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) wants to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine by hosting town halls targeting specific, underserved communities and their questions over the next two weeks. “It is important to share reliable, factual information about COVID-19 vaccines with all Ohioans,” said ODH Director Stephanie McCloud in an… Read More
How did West Virginia become one of the world’s leaders in delivering COVID-19 vaccines? One piece of the story starts with a striking photograph in the local paper.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said the state will keep its roster of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine at age 65 and older for the foreseeable future in order to make sure “the most vulnerable in the state of Ohio” are vaccinated before moving on to another group. DeWine declined… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Calling it an “urgent necessity” to return students to the classroom, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says more than 1,300 schools will have their teachers and staff vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the week. At his coronavirus briefing Tuesday, DeWine outlined the state’s strategy for dealing with the education disruptions levied… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Some patients at five nursing homes in Northeast Ohio will have to repeat their COVID-19 vaccinations after Walgreens informed the state that some doses weren’t stored at the right temperature, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. “Vaccines were given – and there is no harm to anyone – but these vaccinations will… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say President Joe Biden is making good on his pledge to increase vaccine supplies with a 16% bump in first doses received by the Mountain State this week. State spokesman Lawrence Messina said the shipment of first doses from the federal government increased by 3,700 this week, up… Read More
The spread of new strains raises new questions as two COVID-19 vaccines continue their rollout across the U.S. and another vaccine candidate preps for regulatory review. Here’s what you need to know.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than 91,000 school teachers and staff around the state are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. But some educators say they ran into slow and unresponsive system while trying to sign up for the shot. School districts in 12 Ohio counties are able to sign up for the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — If you are over 75 and qualify for a COVID vaccine in Ohio, you can go to the state’s coronavirus website and find places where they are being offered. But many Ohioans still find it difficult to get a shot scheduled. Many vaccine-qualified Ohioans have to spend hours, sometimes days, trying to access… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s K-12 schools will begin vaccinating their employees later this week. But the schedule for shot clinics is based on vaccine accessibility. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says one school district will begin getting shots Thursday and others are scheduled for next week. “They should know that and should have been… Read More
MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — More than 969,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to long-term care workers, teachers, and additional frontline health care workers around the Ohio Valley. But a surprising number of workers in some key sectors are hesitant or are refusing to get a shot, including some rural school staff in Kentucky,… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is debuting an online portal for residents to register for coronavirus vaccine appointments. Gov. Jim Justice says the new system launches Monday and will help streamline vaccination efforts statewide. The new website comes after complaints of long wait times to book a shot. According to the Department of Health… Read More
The White House says Biden will sign 10 executive orders and directives meant to boost supplies of medical equipment, COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The transition from a Trump to Biden administration means changes for the nation’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says there’s one glaring issue the state needs help with moving forward. President Joe Biden and his staff have reached out to states to find out what changes… Read More
Updated: 4:32 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) —Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine celebrated the next phase of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Tuesday, broadcasting the inoculation of several seniors during his twice-weekly pandemic update. The state launched Phase 1B of vaccine distribution Tuesday, and Ohioans age 80 and older are first in… Read More
The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House’s chief science officer of COVID Response.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County will have more COVID-19 vaccine providers next week as the state’s eligibility for the shots expands Kroger Pharmacies in the county, along with Shrivers Pharmacies and Hopewell Health Centers in Athens and Nelsonville will be offering limited amounts of vaccine to people in Phase 1B, which includes highest priority people… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — At 8 a.m. Friday morning, all Ohioans can go to Coronavirus.Ohio.gov and search by county or zip code to find a location that is offering the vaccine for COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a Thursday briefing. “It will be up to those locations that will have the vaccine to do their… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens School District is still planning to have students return to in-person instruction the last week of January. The district suspended in-person instruction for the first three weeks of January out of concern that the community might see a surge in COVID-19 cases after the holidays. Superintendent Tom Gibbs told… Read More
Three major changes are coming from the federal government, including new guidance to states urging them to allow anyone over 65 to get vaccinated.
Some rural areas, where healthcare is usually harder to get, appear to be leading the nation in delivery of coronavirus vaccine. But health leaders are cautioning there are caveats.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — As Ohio continues to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Mike DeWine outlined plans to add recipients in group 1B in the coming weeks. He also said he’s disturbed by reports that some counties, including Erie County in northern Ohio, have vaccinated people not included in the 1A group. “Every time we vaccinate… Read More