DeWine visits vaccination site, says Darke County will be ‘back to normal this summer’

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GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor DeWine returned to the Miami Valley to visit another vaccination site Saturday.

Gov. DeWine toured the clinic at Reid Health in Greenville Saturday morning and said he planned to visit three other locations in Ohio.

DeWine said that while he has been touring different vaccination sites, he has noticed people have a similar response at the locations.

“The one thing that we notice everywhere we go is that people are really happy,” said DeWine. “They’re happy to get the shots. They’re happy to move on with their life. It’s really I think a real sense of relief that people have in regard to this.”

When asked about when Ohio will be able to return to normal, the governor said it depends on the number of people getting vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. 

“It’s gonna just take more and more people who are willing to be vaccinated,” said DeWine. “That’s how we get back.”

While reiterating the state’s goal of 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents for two weeks to lift health orders, DeWine encouraged people to continue to follow health guidelines and said Darke County will be back to normal in summer.

“Just follow the science, follow the facts and we’ll get there,” said DeWine.

The governor last visited the Miami Valley on Thursday to tour the clinic at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield.

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