As of last week, 45% of Ohioans, or 5.6 million people have started the COVID vaccination process, but certain Ohio counties have a much lower rate. According to data released from the Ohio Department of Health, Adams County is one of the lowest in Ohio, with 24% of residents vaccinated.
According to state officials, Governor DeWine will soon announce a second coronavirus vaccine incentive program in a new attempt to boost the state’s vaccination rate. Health officials are concerned about the new highly contagious delta variant, first identified in India and has now spread in more than 90 other countries. DeWine has said the delta variant will be dominant in Ohio by the end of July.
The governor has not set a new goal for Ohioans to get vaccinated but has said that the state really needs at least another million people to get the shot.
DeWine said last week that 99% of Ohioans hospitalized in the state with coronavirus are unvaccinated.