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Ohio will offer COVID-19 vaccine to employees at businesses, organizations, labor unions starting April 12

Beginning the week of April 12, any vaccine provider can use up to 25% of their allocation for their own employees or in partnership with other companies.

DAYTON, Ohio — With all Ohioans 16 and over now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Mike DeWine is focusing his attention on how to get doses to those who need them the most. 

One part will be to begin giving the vaccine to every college student in the state who wants one starting next week. 

DeWine's other plan is to begin working with businesses, labor unions, and other organizations to offer vaccinations to employees at their work locations. 

"We think this will increase the percentage of those who choose to be vaccinated," the governor explained.

Beginning the week of April 12, any vaccine provider can use up to 25% of their vaccine allocation each week for vaccinating groups of their own employees or they can partner with local employers, labor unions, or other organizations to provide the vaccine.

DeWine also announced that as the state gets additional vaccine, most allotments will be delivered to providers based on county population, but areas with great demand may get a surge of more doses, and areas with case spikes will see the deployment of more doses there as well.

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

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