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Ohio Health Leaders Encouraged By Low Numbers Of Fully Vaccinated People Getting COVID

Nurse gives shot during Franklin County vaccine clinic
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Nurse gives shot during Franklin County vaccine clinic

Ohio is tracking the number of cases of COVID in people who have been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more. And state leaders say those numbers are proving vaccines work. 

Gov. Mike DeWine says 154 people who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks have come down with COVID-19. 

“Of this 154, there have been 14 hospitalizations and there have been zero, zero deaths," DeWine says.

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff with the Ohio Department of Health says that’s less than one percent of one percent. He says these numbers show the vaccines are more than 95% effective in the real world. State leaders hope Ohioans will look at those rates and realize their chances against COVID are much higher if they are vaccinated. 

The median age of those fully vaccinated Ohioans who caught COVID-19 is 62 years old. The ages of the patients range from 19 to 98.

Starting next week, primary care physicians will start to receive vaccines so they can give COVID shots to their patients who have been reluctant to get them at the more than 1500 shot providers in Ohio so far. 

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