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DeWine: Some counties about ready to move to age 40+ for vaccines

During a series of vaccination site tours over the weekend, Gov. Mike DeWine said the counties he visited on Saturday were about ready to add more Ohioans to be eligible for spots.

“The consensus, at least today, from the four counties we’ve been in, is they are about ready for us to move forward and open it up to 40-year-olds,” DeWine told our CBS affiliate 10TV in Columbus.

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Currently, Ohioans 50 and older can get the shot, but DeWine has not said when he will expand the vaccination eligibility.

DeWine has said the state is on pace to allow all Ohio adults to be eligible for shots by May 1, a date set by President Joe Biden last week during a primetime address.

A check of registrations in the Miami Valley showed thousands of vaccines were still available for the Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery. Around 2,300 registrations were still available for Tuesday and Thursday clinics at the Dayton Convention Center, which is just under half that were made available on Friday morning.

Mercer County also still had available slots for its Wednesday clinic at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.

Miami County opened its registrations for the Friday clinic it will be holding at the Hobart Arena.

Kettering Health Network also reported having opening for three of its clinics, including the Kettering, Xenia and Dayton clinic. The Beavercreek clinic was full for this week on Monday morning.

Premier Health’s clinics for this week for already full Monday.