ODH reports vaccinations rose after Vax-A-Million announcement

Credit: Will Jones

Credit: Will Jones

The Ohio Lottery and the Ohio Department of Health have released early results of people vaccinated in the week since Gov. Mike DeWine announced the Vax-A-Million campaign.

The state saw 113,000 Ohioans receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine after the announcement, a 53% increase from previous week, which saw 74,000 Ohioans get their first dose, ODH Director Stephanie McCloud said in a release.

McCloud attributed the increase to the Vax-A-Million campaign, saying that it was “exactly what we needed to reinvigorate interest in receiving COVID-19 vaccines.”

A total of 37,771 of those vaccines were attributed to Ohioans aged 12-15, who were newly allowed to be vaccinated starting on Thursday, May 13, ODH said.

Each day from Thursday, May 13 to Monday, May 17 had a higher number of vaccinations than the same day the previous week, according to the ODH.

In particular, Friday, May 14, Sunday, May 16 and Monday, May 17 saw the highest number of vaccinations reported on a Friday, Sunday and Monday in the past four weeks.

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