The state’s vaccination rate is just under 49%, according to Ohio Department of Health.
With an increase in cases from the Delta variant and coming back to school for kids in the fall, state health leaders are renewing their efforts to address vaccine safety and hesitancy.
Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported more than 740 COVID-19 cases.
That was the biggest single-day gain in nearly two months.
The increase is being marked two weeks after the 4th of Julyorder holiday and doctors say Delta variation is also a big factor.
Ohio health leaders describe Delta as more contagious. For those who have not been vaccinated, they say the virus is less likely to cause serious infections.
A press conference Wednesday from the Ohio Department of Health will include Chief Medical Officer Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, Associate Medical Director for Pediatric Infection Control at UH Rainbow Babies, and Amy Edwards Children’s Hospital, MD, and Paediatrician Patty Manning-Courtney, MD.
Present COVID-19 The vaccine is approved for people over 12 years of age.
Vaccination rates between the ages of 20 and 29 are the lowest in the state, at just over 40%.
The 30 to 39 group is about 47%.
The state’s website does not track ages 12 to 19 as a group on its own, instead lumping groups 0 to 19 together, although only 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. .
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