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UPDATE |DeWine joins tour of Covelli Centre vaccination site

The Minority Community Vaccination Action Group of Youngstown/Mahoning County announced a simplified process for getting vaccination appointments after the tour.
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Gov. Mike DeWine toured the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Covelli Centre this morning, joined by, from left, First Lady Fran DeWine, YSU President Jim Tressel, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and City Health Commissioner Erin Bishop. (Bob Yosay | Mahoning Matters)
YOUNGSTOWN — Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine toured the Covelli Centre COVID-19 vaccination clinic this morning.

Youngstown City Health Commissioner Erin Bishop and Mayor Jamael Tito Brown led them through the mass vaccination clinic. DeWine was also greeted by Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel.

The group spoke to Youngstown residents about their excitement to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

DeWine also took part in a news conference with the Minority Community Vaccination Action Group of Youngstown/Mahoning County which announced a simplified process for getting vaccination appointments and the option to get a free ride to get the vaccine. 

The group is focused on increasing the rate of vaccinations for Black, Hispanic and LatinX citizens by removing three key barriers: access to information, quick appointment registration and free transportation.

To get a ride to a vaccine site, people can call 330-716-2684 or 330-716-2843. To get help scheduling a vaccine appointment, call the group at 330-207-3461 or text “Need Vaccine” to 330-207-3461.



Ellen Wagner

About the Author: Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner reports on municipal services and budget cuts in Youngstown. She is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.
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