Ohio Health Director Likes Pace of Child Vaccinations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – An update from the Ohio Department of Health this week.

Director Dr Bruce Vanderhoff, saying 11-percent of children ages 5 to 11 have begun the process of getting vaccinated.

He’s encouraged by this, with the most recent national average at about 10%.

The department points to counties with low vaccination rates having the highest level of transmission.

Though Holmes County with a 50% Amish population looks to be an exception.

Ohio’s health director is encouraging vaccinations and boosters now, in order to be prepared for Christmas.