(WJW) – Health leaders in Ohio are kickstarting a big push to get kids vaccinated for COVID-19.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, just 3.44% of kids 5 to 11 in the state have received their first vaccine shot since it was approved.
That’s 34,313 children.
Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, Director, Ohio Department of Health, held a press conference Friday with Sara Bode, MD, Medical Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s School-Based Health and Mobile Clinics and Chris Cook, MPH, REHS, Health Commissioner with Madison County Public Health.
“Every single county in Ohio is still under a high rate of transmission,” Dr. Vanderhoff said.
Hudson City Schools hosted a student COVID-19 vaccination clinic with Akron Children’s Hospital Friday.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine visited Hudson Middle School to check in on the progress.
Some kids told FOX 8’s Dave Nethers their advice about getting the shot after they got the vaccine.
“Stay calm and it will help you,” one child said.
“Close your eyes and don’t pay attention to it.”