DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Gov. Mike DeWine made a stop in the Miami Valley Monday to visit a vaccination site.
DeWine visited Bethesda Temple on Salem Avenue, a site set up by Public Health to help minority populations get vaccinated.
Gov. DeWine complimented Montgomery County on its efforts to distribute the vaccine to Ohioans in the area, specifically on getting information out to residents on available clinics.
“This is a great reflection of great community work,” said DeWine.
Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge, Dayton City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims, and Roland Winburn, President of the Harrison Township also briefly spoke at the event.
Winburn, along with DeWine, encouraged people who are hesitant about taking the vaccine to talk to their doctor.
“We want the citizens, the people who are considering the vaccine for themselves or their family, to also know that you must have a positive, great relationship with your own doctor,” said Winburn.
When asked about when all health orders would be removed in the state DeWine said Ohio is “not there yet”.
“We’re on offense but we have to stay on defense as well and the masks, at least for the next few months, will enable us to stay on defense,” said DeWine.
Public Health said it will be allocating 25% of its COVID-19 vaccine for use at Minority Health Outreach Vaccination Clinics.
The department said the sites are set up to help facilitate equitable vaccine access since minority populations historically have had unequal access to health care due to poverty, racism and discrimination.
The Minority Health Outreach Vaccination Clinic will be held on Monday, March 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.