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DeWine plans to target COVID-19 vaccines to areas with case spikes, higher demand

As daily coronavirus cases have begun to rise in Ohio, the state will rush shots to areas with increased spread, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday (Source: “Ohio will rush coronavirus vaccines to areas with case spikes,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 1).

That may head off a fourth wave that Ohio physicians have warned about, spurred by more contagious variants of the virus.

“As we vaccinate more and more people, it will be harder and harder for this virus to travel from person to person,” he said. “But, you know, in the next month, next two months, we’re concerned.” 

In addition to sending doses to locales across the state with increasing cases, DeWine announced more efforts to increase the overall number of Ohioans who are vaccinated. He said that each week, the state will look at where vaccine demand is greatest and allocate more doses to those areas.