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Watch again: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addresses COVID-19 vaccination plan

Gov. DeWine will also likely discuss the new COVID-19 variant that was discovered in Ohio.
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. A report commissioned by DeWine indicates that Ohio should significantly reduce the caseload of officers who supervise inmates upon their release from prison, and continue exploring a system that would allow real-time monitoring and linking of inmates on GPS monitoring devices to recent crime. The review of the parole system was ordered following the alleged involvement of a recently released offender in a crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins last year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If it's 2 p.m, it's time for Gov. Mike DeWine.

DeWine hosted another COVID-19 press conference on Thursday with updates on the state's vaccination rollout. 

Here are some of the topics discussed during the press conference, which also featured Lt. Gov. Jon Husted...


Ohio's vaccination process has been a primary focus of these press conferences for the last few weeks -- and Thursday was no different. Ohio is expected to begin vaccinating some in group 1B next week (those 80 and older). 

Earlier this week, Gov. DeWine said the state will also post information online about what providers are being allocated COVID-19 vaccinations for next week. It's a tool that Ohioans will be able to search by zip code and county.

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No surprise here, but we'll also get a closer look at the state's new coronavirus numbers. You can track the statewide COVID-19 trends here.


Although this is not related to COVID-19, Gov. DeWine will likely highlight what he discussed earlier Thursday morning regarding the state's plan for potential protests this weekend in Columbus. Gov. DeWine said the Ohio National Guard will have a "significant presence" in case of protests at the state capitol. Here's that full press conference:

You can watch DeWine's entire briefing in the player below: