vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine available to many more Ohioans amid signs of reluctance to get it

BY: - March 9, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced that he was again expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine as more and more doses flow into the state.  Starting Thursday, Ohioans over 50, those with type 2 diabetes and those with end-stage renal problems will be able to get one of the three vaccines so far approved […]

Health expert: New covid vaccine not only is as good, it might be better

BY: - March 8, 2021

There’s been lots of good news on the vaccine front.  Not only are Pfizer and Moderna quickly ramping up production of their vaccines. Johnson & Johnson last week received approval for the one it developed. Then the company quickly announced a partnership with Merck to vastly increase production. These developments and others have President Joe […]

Health orgs. backed Ohio’s pandemic response, then gave $ to politicians working to undermine it

BY: - March 2, 2021

As Ohio lawmakers considered a bill last November to allow themselves to strike down public health orders, a handful of organizations banded together to state their unequivocal opposition.  “Now is not the time to let up. The public health crisis is not over,” the organizations told lawmakers. This disagreement in a matter of life and […]

COVID-19 vaccine: Strides toward equity, access demanded

BY: - January 27, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution slowly but surely continues in the state, minority populations still represent a small percentage of those that have received the vaccine, and officials and advocates say more strides toward minority equity and access need to happen. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine hasn’t waivered in recent messages that vaccine doses coming to the […]