5 things to know about the coronavirus today: Side effects and vaccine supplies

Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine received their second doses of the coronavirus vaccine at Kettering Health Network’s Jamestown office on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Photo courtesy Gov. Mike DeWine's office.
Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine received their second doses of the coronavirus vaccine at Kettering Health Network’s Jamestown office on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Photo courtesy Gov. Mike DeWine's office.

It is Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 and these are five things to know about the coronavirus pandemic today.

1.5 million Ohioans have received the first dose of vaccine

The Ohio Department of Health reported that 1.5 million Ohioans have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Wednesday, accounting for 12.84% of the state’s population.

ExploreCoronavirus: 1.5 million have received first vaccine dose in Ohio

What side effects should I expect from the COVID-19 vaccine?

As more people receive the coronavirus vaccines, people are seeing mild side effects, with some people possibly needing to take a day off work following vaccination.

ExploreHere’s what side effects to expect from COVID-19 vaccine

Miami County COVID-19 vaccine allotment unknown for next week

Miami County Public Health is delaying opening registration for vaccination appointments next week, as the department hasn’t received notice of how much of the vaccine it will receive.

ExploreMiami County COVID vaccine allotment for next week unknown; registration delayed

U.S. regulators move closer to deciding on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

In an analysis released Wednesday, U.S. regulators said Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19. The FDA’s independent advisers will debate soon whether to recommend the shot.

ExploreFDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

All COVID-19 vaccine providers in Clark County offering appointments next week

All nine of Clark County’s COVID-19 vaccine providers will schedule appointments next week for residents 65 and older or with qualifying health conditions.

ExploreCoronavirus: All nine Clark County vaccine providers scheduling appointments for next week

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