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Gov. Mike DeWine: Ohio will have 571,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine available next week as new mass vaccination sites open

The state will have 11 new mass vaccination sites and four mobile sits ready to open next week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohioans will have more access to more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine coming soon.

In addition to the mass vaccination site at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center, DeWine says the state will soon have 11 stationary sites and 4 mobile clinics that will travel throughout specific regions of the state. He added that these locations will primarily offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose.

DeWine said if the vaccines arrive on time, the new sites should open by next Wednesday, March 31. 

Among the new locations will be the Summit County Fairgrounds, which DeWine said would have 5,000 doses per week available. 

Also in Northeast Ohio, the site of the former Dillards at the Southern Park Mall in Mahoning County will have 2,500 doses per week available. 

Appointments for these new vaccination clinics will start being accepted on Saturday, March 27. You can register by visiting https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

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With the opening of the new sites and mobile clinics, DeWine says the state is anticipating receiving a total of 571,000 doses of the vaccine next week.

All this is happening while the mass vaccination site at the Wolstein Center continues to function effectively, according to the governor. 46,000 people have received their first dose of the vaccine since the clinic opened last week. First doses will continue to be given through April 5. The cycle of second doses will start for a three week period beginning April 6.

You can watch Gov. DeWine's press briefing from Thursday in the player below:

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