Coronavirus: DeWine visits Darke County pop-up vaccine clinic

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 announced a $10 million grant under his two-year budget proposal to assist more than 700 law enforcement agencies within the state to purchase body-worn camera. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 announced a $10 million grant under his two-year budget proposal to assist more than 700 law enforcement agencies within the state to purchase body-worn camera. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Gov. Mike DeWine visited a pop-up vaccine clinic in Greenville this morning. The clinic opened at 8 a.m. and DeWine arrived around 8:30 a.m., the governor’s office said in a release.

The Darke County clinic will remain open until 1 p.m. today. Registration for the clinic is full, the Ohio Department of Health reported. The pop-up clinic is located at Family Health Services of Darke County on Meeker Road.

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As of March 11, Ohioans age 50 and older are eligible for the vaccine. The change on Thursday comes as part of Phase 2B of DeWine’s plan to vaccinate those at higher risk of severe reactions and outcomes to the coronavirus. This group includes about 1.2 million eligible Ohioans, the Ohio Department of Health reported.

DeWine is scheduled to visit several clinics across Ohio today, including clinics in Findlay at the University of Findlay, Maumee in Lucas County and Marysville in Union County, the release said.

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