Local hospital to receive Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center from July 3rd, 2019. (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo will be one of the eight Ohio hospital systems to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday. The governor also announced that the state will track the amount of shots administered on coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Gov. Mike DeWine said geography, population and storage capacity were among the factors in deciding which hospitals will get the vaccine.

Despite this positive news on the vaccine front, Governor Mike DeWine says that people shouldn’t let their guard down and stop wearing masks, as it will take months for the state to reach herd immunity.

Breaking down the ODH’s phased approach to distributing the Pfizer vaccine

“You can be happy for this and celebrate this as you should, but realize it’s going to take a while, it will take months, to reach the herd immunity we’ve been told by the scientists we need to reach,” DeWine said.

These are the other 7 hospitals that will receive their doses of the vaccine Tuesday:

Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga County

Metro Health Medical Center, Cuyahoga County

Mercy Health Springfield Regional Medical Center, Clark County

OhioHealth Riverside Hospital, Franklin County

Aultman Hospital, Stark County

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Athens County

Genesis Hospital, Muskingum County

Monday, Ohio reported 7,875 cases of COVID-19, 59 new deaths and an additional 291 hospitalizations.

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Jaden Jefferson

Jaden Jefferson

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