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How's The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Going In Ohio?

Courtesy UC Health
Katie Walz, RN, in the cardiovascular ICU at UC Medical Center, was the first recipient at UC of Pfizer's COVID vaccine.

Ohioans age 65 and older, school employees and people with medical conditions that put them at high-risk will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in about two weeks. This group, called "1B" in Ohio's vaccination plan, includes about 2.2 million people.

So how is Ohio's vaccination rollout going so far? As more people become eligible for the shot will they actually get it, or is there some hesitancy? And can your employer mandate the vaccine?

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the vaccine are UC Health Medical Director for Emergency Management and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Dustin Calhoun, MD; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education Louito Edje, MD; and Graydon Attorney Lee Geiger.

Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.

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