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Vaccine distribution plans expected today from Valley health departments

The state will start vaccinating older Ohioans in Phase 1B on Monday.
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Colleen Teevan, system pharmacy clinical manager at Hartford HealthCare, prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 to give to a front-line worker outside Hartford Hospital in Connecticut on Monday. (AP Photo | Jessica Hill)

YOUNGSTOWN — During his Tuesday briefing, Gov. Mike DeWine instructed local health departments to host press conferences notifying the media and the public of their plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as the state starts to vaccinate older Ohioans in Phase 1B. 

According to a release, Columbiana County Health District will host a news conference today at 4 p.m. at the Columbiana County Vaccination Complex, which is located on the county fairgrounds along Lee Avenue. 

Officials expect to offer "an update on the current COVID-19 situation in Columbiana County," reads the release, which presumably includes information about the local, phased rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.

Mahoning County Public Health will host a virtual news conference today at 1 p.m. to announce the scheduling process for Phase 1B vaccinations, according to a release. 

Trumbull County Combined Health District has not announced plans for a press conference on vaccine distribution.

Mahoning Matters will update this story as new information becomes available.