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Youngstown chosen as state-sponsored mass vaccination site

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown is among the cities in Ohio that house a state-sponsored mass vaccination sites.

Gov. Mike DeWine said today there will be 11 permanent mass vaccination sites and four mobile sites opening later this month in the state.

While DeWine didn’t disclose the locations, Eric Ryan, whose company manages the Covelli Centre, said he expects the downtown Youngstown facility to be selected.

“I haven’t heard a final word, but we’ve been in discussions about doing it,” he said.“We have the space and the parking.”

Those 15 sites are in addition to a mass vaccination clinic that will open March 17 at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. It will be able to administer 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day. The clinic will be open for eight weeks.

The location was recommended by the state and selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency based on its proximity to a large number of Ohio’s high-risk citizens and medically underserved populations, DeWine said.

For more, read Saturday’s print edition and online.

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