Ohio health officials stress vaccine importance as most COVID orders end


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio Department of Health is looking to convince people who have chosen not to get vaccinated from coronavirus that it’s important to do so.

**You can watch part of today’s press conference, above*

About 45% of Ohio’s residents have started the vaccine process, according to ODH.

ODH Chief Medical Officer Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, Pediatrician Patty Manning-Courtney, MD, and family physician Jeffrey Swartz, MD, spoke at a press conference Wednesday.

This comes as the state’s mandated mask orders end for people who are vaccinated.

According to the State of Ohio, there’s been an increase of more than 495,000 people who have started the vaccination process in the last week.

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