To access the virtual events on Teams Live, visit childrensdayton.org/vaccinechat.
The events will be held live on Thursday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Both sessions will be recorded and made available on Dayton Children’s YouTube channel.
Premier Health, Kettering Health and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County said they will not administer the vaccine to children under 12 in mass clinics like they have for adults, but have offered to support Dayton Children’s, which is taking the lead on distributing vaccines to the age group locally. Public Health will administer the vaccine to young kids by appointment only at its immunization clinic in the Reibold Building.
Coronavirus by the numbers
Wednesday marked Ohio’s fifth day in a row reporting fewer than 4,000 daily COVID-19 cases, with 3,839 cases recorded in the last day, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
There were 2,444 COVID-19 patients hospitalized on Wednesday in Ohio, including 711 in ICUs and 451 on ventilators.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 55% of Ohioans and 64.5% of eligible Ohioans who are 12 years or older have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Area health leaders say many parents are eager for the vaccine to be approved for younger kids but it’s difficult to predict how many will get their children vaccinated. Teens have been less likely than adults to have gotten the vaccine, and younger kids may go the same way.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 43% of Ohioans 12 to 17 years of age have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. By county the uptake for that age group is:
- Greene County: 47.2%
- Miami County: 26.5%
- Montgomery County: 42.5%
- Warren County: 55.7%