Governor: Centralized registration site is now active, making it easier for Ohioans to get COVID-19 vaccine

Governor: Centralized registration site is now active, making it easier for Ohioans to get COVID-19 vaccine
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine discusses the most recent data on Ohio's coronavirus cases (Source: AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The governor visited another vaccination site in Ohio on Monday where he revealed that the state’s centralized registration site is now active.

The state-developed site is the next step in making the vaccine and immunization appointments more accessible for Ohioans through use of the centralized scheduling portal.

“Ohioans can use the tool to determine if they are eligible to receive the vaccine, schedule appointments, and receive updates and reminders,” the governor said on Monday.

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“Our team continues to work with providers to load even more appointments into the system,” Gov. DeWine added, while stating that thousands of appointments were available as of Monday. “Every day, there will be more appointments added.”

Previously, Ohioans were required to look for their own providers, whether through local health departments, pharmacies, or a physician’s office, and schedule an appointment for vaccine administration.

Gov. DeWine’s visit in Dayton comes days after he stopped in Cuyahoga County to reveal plans for a FEMA-backed mass vaccination site planned for Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.

Additionally, more than a dozen mass vaccination clinics will soon be open across Ohio, granting more rural and urban access to coronavirus immunizations.

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