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More Columbus COVID Vaccine Providers Offering Shots Without Appointments

A nurse gives a shot to someone in a car at the Franklin County COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
Dan Konik
Ohio Public Radio
A nurse gives a shot at the Franklin County COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase, several Central Ohio agencies are offering walk-in appointments.

With a national pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine lifted, more vaccines are available to the public. Mount Carmel East, Columbus Public Health and Ohio Health are all offering vaccinations without an appointment. All the organizations say they’re hoping the step will reduce barriers to vaccine access.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine also announced Tuesday that Ohioans who have been fully vaccinated will no longer have to be quarantined after exposure to someone with COVID-19.

DeWine says about 4.6 million Ohioans have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and about 3.6 million have been fully vaccinated.

Adora Namigadde was a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. She joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native, she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.