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Vaccine supply beginning to outpace demand in Greater Cincinnati


Vaccine demand in Greater Cincinnati and throughout Ohio has far outpaced supply. The numbers of people showing up to get vaccinated as of late show that has changed. The Greater Cincinnati region held over a dozen vaccination clinics this weekend with walk-in availability. The area’s largest mass vaccination site this weekend happened at Paul Brown Stadium. The clinic, run by the Cincinnati Health Department, offered people a chance to be vaccinated inside the stadium, along with free parking. The clinic had 5,000 doses available and tells WLWT about 1,050 people were vaccinated. A clinic at Middletown High School Sunday offered 1,000 doses. A city spokesperson said 437 people were vaccinated. Several community organizations and health providers teamed up to host a mass vaccination site at Cincinnati Music Hall on Saturday. The clinic had 1,500 doses available, but fewer than 100 people showed up to be vaccinated. The large vaccination sites are not alone in having more supply than demand at the moment.The Urban League has been hosting a clinic every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. since the middle of April. Each week, they have 100 doses and have been averaging about 50 people each week. “Right now it’s really critical that folks get out in the community and talk with folks as well and it’s really kind of being deliberate by word of mouth,” said Ashlee Young, Vice President of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. “We’ve started to do some canvassing efforts in community, and more than half of our appointments today were just walking in.”The league has been adapting, even going door to door to sign people up for vaccine appointments.Walk-in appointments also allow people an opportunity to have questions answered.”We actually had a couple people that were really hesitant, so they were able to come in and talk to people about why they were hesitant and at the end of the day, they decided to get the vaccine,” Young said. Several providers and community organizations in the region are going back to the drawing board to rethink the best ways to reach the 20 to 29 age group and get more on board with getting vaccinated.

Vaccine demand in Greater Cincinnati and throughout Ohio has far outpaced supply. The numbers of people showing up to get vaccinated as of late show that has changed.

The Greater Cincinnati region held over a dozen vaccination clinics this weekend with walk-in availability.

The area’s largest mass vaccination site this weekend happened at Paul Brown Stadium. The clinic, run by the Cincinnati Health Department, offered people a chance to be vaccinated inside the stadium, along with free parking.

The clinic had 5,000 doses available and tells WLWT about 1,050 people were vaccinated.

A clinic at Middletown High School Sunday offered 1,000 doses. A city spokesperson said 437 people were vaccinated.

Several community organizations and health providers teamed up to host a mass vaccination site at Cincinnati Music Hall on Saturday. The clinic had 1,500 doses available, but fewer than 100 people showed up to be vaccinated.

The large vaccination sites are not alone in having more supply than demand at the moment.

The Urban League has been hosting a clinic every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. since the middle of April. Each week, they have 100 doses and have been averaging about 50 people each week.

“Right now it’s really critical that folks get out in the community and talk with folks as well and it’s really kind of being deliberate by word of mouth,” said Ashlee Young, Vice President of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. “We’ve started to do some canvassing efforts in community, and more than half of our appointments today were just walking in.”

The league has been adapting, even going door to door to sign people up for vaccine appointments.

Walk-in appointments also allow people an opportunity to have questions answered.

“We actually had a couple people that were really hesitant, so they were…



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