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Gov. DeWine Visits Ross Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At OU-Chillicothe

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been visiting COVID-19 vaccination clinics statewide in recent weeks and added Chillicothe to his list, Wednesday afternoon.

His tour took him to the Ross County Health District Vaccination Clinic being hosted by Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Shoemaker Center.

DeWine took the opportunity to speak with workers at the clinic along with individuals who were there to get a vaccination.

One of those getting a shot was kindergarten teacher Kylie Frankel, who graded the experience as an “A”. She also told the governor and his wife Fran that she would be getting married in a couple of months, to which the governor told her by June she should be OK for a traditional wedding setting.

The governor said as of Tuesday’s count, Ross County had administered more than 15,000 vaccinations, which is almost 20% of the county’s population. And that statistic does not count the number of veterans who have received COVID-19 shots at the V.A. Medical Center in Chillicothe, which would add many more to that Ross County total.

When asked about the recently announced plan to create a mass vaccination clinic at Adena Health System, the governor said he hoped to see that opened by March 29th, depending on whether they receive expected shipments of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The Adena clinic is expected to have up to 4,000 vaccine doses per week.

Ross County Health District Commissioner Garrett Guillozet said their Shoemaker Center vaccination clinic averages between 300-500 people per day and up to 1,000 per week, with Wednesday typically being their slowest day.

Guillozet added that they have “plenty of open appointments” for vaccinations the week of March 21st.