COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)- Ohio Governor Mike Devine received an urgent message to vaccine providers and residents on Monday: “It’s time to act.”
The governor’s office says approximately 200,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will expire on June 23. 18 years of age or older
“For Ohio residents waiting to be vaccinated. I urge you to act immediately. There are many opportunities across the state to get the vaccine,” DeWine said at a news conference on Monday. “Johnson & Johnson̵7;s vaccine is one of those options. It is safe and effective and must only be used once. in just two weeks You can prevent this virus. Vaccination is the quickest way to get out of the epidemic and the fastest way for us to get back to the life we remember.”
The governor’s office said states had no option to send these vaccines elsewhere.
The Ohio Department of Health has instructed vaccine providers to use a first-in, first-out process. Therefore, vaccines with the earliest expiration date are used first.
More than 4.7 million people in Ohio are fully vaccinated.
To find a vaccine provider near you Go to the Ohio Department of Health website.