Darrin Lautenschleger from Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital hosts Part 2 of this 2-part series that answers key community questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine in Tuscarawas County.
The purpose of this podcast is to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and how important it is for residents of Tuscarawas County – as well as throughout the State of Ohio and the entire nation – to seriously consider receiving the vaccine when it becomes available to them. Our best opportunity to begin to control the coronavirus is by receiving the vaccine when it is available to us, and by continuing to follow the best practices we all have heard repeated frequently: Shelter in place when possible, wear facemasks whenever you are around others, keep a safe distance from others and wash your hands frequently. This podcast is part two of two podcasts addressing the COVID-19 vaccine process. Be sure to check out part one also.
Darrin is joined by 6 guests. First, Dr. Nathan Johnson, MD (Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital) and Katie Seward (Commissioner, Tuscarawas County Health Department) answer many commonly-asked questions about the vaccine and the results they're seeing in those who have already been vaccinated (including Dr. Johnson himself).
Next, Carla Birney (Superintendent of Dover City Schools) and Randy Lucas (Superintendent and CEO of East Central Ohio Educational Service Center) join the conversation to discuss the impact the vaccine will have on schools, their students and staff.
Finally, Senator Jay Hottinger (President Tempore of the Ohio Senate) and Chris Abbuhl (Tuscarawas County Commissioner) explain the efforts being made at both the state and local levels to combat the COVID-19 crisis.