Are you looking for a COVID-19 vaccine that was shot in Ohio? This couple traveled from Cincinnati to Dayton

On Monday, Ohio opened approvals for COVID-19 vaccines to people 16 and older.

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Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that clinics struggling to fill vaccine appointments could open slots for people 16 and older.

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A couple from Pleasant Ridge chose to accept this invitation in order to stay one step ahead of the crowd of eligible vaccine patients.

Carole Sheridan (26) and Nick Merhaut (28) are engaged and are due to get married in November 2022.

The two said they were having trouble finding appointment slots in the Cincinnati and Hamilton Counties areas. They even secured places on waiting lists, but still had no luck. When they learned of the governor’s change to include younger patients before their official admission date, they decided to look for appointments outside of their home country. Through research and social media insights, Sheridan found two Pfizer appointments in Tipp City through Premier Health.

On Friday, the couple traveled more than an hour each way to secure their first dose.

“Just because we want to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Sheridan said when asked why they were willing to drive out of town for their vaccines. “We took it pretty seriously, so we just want to go back to normal life and so on, so we just wanted to.”

The couple say that while waiting they met three University of Cincinnati students who had also traveled to the same vaccination site at a church north of Dayton.

The couple said all of the premier staff were friendly and had no problem being patients out of town. Sheridan and Merhaut told WLWT that while initially unsure whether to book for their age group before the official March 29 date, they decided to move on to “do their part” to help society, none Wasting cans.

WLWT asked Hamilton County’s Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman if Hamilton County’s public health would approve people leaving the country to get a vaccine.

Kesterman replied, “We don’t want a vaccine on the shelves. We want people to get the vaccine.”

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