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Leader Sykes receives coronavirus vaccine, urges Ohioans to sign up as state prepares to begin vaccinating those 16 and older

March 26, 2021
Democratic Newsroom

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House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today received a coronavirus vaccine while touring a vaccination site in Akron. During her visit alongside Gov. Mike DeWine, Leader Sykes thanked medical staff and personnel for their work throughout the pandemic and urged every Ohioan to sign up for a vaccination appointment. The state opens vaccination to anyone 16 years old and over beginning Monday, March 29.

“It’s critical that we all do our part to limit the spread of this virus, from washing our hands and maintaining distance to wearing a mask and signing up for a vaccine when we’re eligible. Getting my vaccine was quick, painless and one of the best tools we have to eradicating this virus that has disrupted our lives and led to too many deaths of friends, family members and neighbors this past year. In order to get our economy back on track, kids back in school, and our social lives vibrant again, we need everyone to get vaccinated. They’re safe, effective and will save many lives.”

Ohioans can visit to find more information on the vaccine and schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine.