Ohio's COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls
The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally:
500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. The figure compiled by
Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number of people who died
in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke,
Alzheimer's, flu and pneumonia combined.
``It's nothing like we have ever been through in the last 102
years, since the 1918 influenza pandemic,'' the nation's top
infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on
CNN's ``State of the Union.''
ODH is holding virtual town hall meetings focused on specific
minority communities. These virtual meetings will involve local
medical professionals and community leaders who will guide these
conversations to discuss the safety and efficacy of the
The meetings are intended to jumpstart conversations and give
local leaders and attendees the tools they need to better inform
members of their communities about vaccine facts, enhance access
to trusted resources, and drive conversations in their own
communities about why vaccinations are important.
The town halls will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. More
details are available at coronavirus.ohio.gov/townhall.
For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or