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Ohio Department of Health to host vaccine town halls for minority populations

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Posted at 8:13 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 08:23:26-05

The Ohio Department of Health will host a series of town halls in an effort to provide facts about the COVID-19 vaccine to minority populations across the state.

The first town hall, which will air at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the health department’s Facebook page, will be geared toward Black Ohioans.

The Ohio Department of Health invited medical experts, faith leaders, public health professionals and community leaders from each ethnic and regional group to help answer questions.

The town hall schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. - African-American Ohioans
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. - Hispanic/Latino Ohioans
  • Monday, March 1 - Asian-American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Tuesday, March 2 - Ohioans living in rural areas

Though each town hall will focus on a specific population, anyone is allowed to join and ask questions.

The town halls will be re-broadcasted on the Ohio Channel at 6 p.m. Friday this week and next.

Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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