U.S. Surgeon General meets with DeWine to talk COVID-19 response

Ohio

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The United States Surgeon General visited Columbus Saturday to discuss Ohio’s COVID-19 response.

Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., met virtually with Gov. Mike DeWine and others involved in Ohio’s fight against the COVID-19 virus.

The meeting, which was not open to the public, included representatives from the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio National Guard, and state and local leaders.

Adams received the COVID-19 vaccine Friday along with Vice President Mike Pence. Adams said he wanted people to see him get the vaccine publicly so they can know it is safe.

“I’ve looked at the data. I’ve worked with the companies. I understand that this vaccine platform has been around for over a decade so we know that it’s safe,” said Adams. “It is the way we end this pandemic.” 

Adams said the goal at the federal level is to get as many vaccines out as quickly as they can.

Ohio, as well as many other parts of the country, began administering COVID-19 vaccines this week.

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