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Ohio to receive more than 89,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week

This is nearly 20,000 more doses than expected.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state of Ohio is set to receive 89,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday, December 24, the Ohio Department of Health reported Tuesday. The allotment is 19,500 more units than originally expected. 

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In addition to the Pfizer vaccine allotment, the state will also receive 69,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine later this week. The new doses will go to hospitals that have not yet received vaccinations from the first allocation.  

"Ohio will also activate the second phase of the Pharmacy Long-Term Care Partnership program which will allow vaccines to be distributed to assisted living facilities and several other types of facilities including; residential care facilities, care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities, and continuing care retirement communities," the Department of Health said in a press release Tuesday. 

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Editor's Note: The below story aired on December 21, 2020