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Lima Community for Medical Freedom was outside of the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center to oppose vaccine mandates and encourage the passage of Ohio House Bill 248, which would provide exemptions to vaccine mandates. The group, which was originally started by a couple of doctors said they are not “anti-vax” but are “anti-mandate”, and especially worry about the hospitals in Lima, where they say hundreds of nurses could be fired, which could affect the care that they provide.

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Everyone over the age of 2 years old is advised to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status, when in indoor public places or outdoors in crowded settings. The health organization says that universal masking in schools, businesses, and social settings will help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccine clinics were set up inside the school for students ages 16 and up. Students under the age of 18 had to have their parents permission before being vaccinated. The students who were vaccinated say that this was a great chance to get their shot, especially after a long year and a half during the pandemic.

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The University of Findlay had their third student vaccination clinic on Monday. 1,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were delivered to the college to be given out over four sessions. Students studying health professions, including nursing and pharmacy, have helped administer the shots. All UF students should have received an email to sign up, making the process as easy as possible.

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The vaccine clinic was open Friday, April 9th, with 300 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine available to administer to students. Any leftover doses will be used on staff members who have not yet received the vaccine. The college vaccine clinic was part of an announcement made last week by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, stating his goal to have colleges start providing the vaccine to students as early as this week.

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A census experimental survey found that more than 2 million people in Ohio alone said that they wouldn't get the vaccine. Dr. Steve Martin, the dean of the ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy believes that people might be concerned with how quickly the vaccines were developed, but he says not to worry.