“That’s less stuff than a candy bar or a can of pop,” Bertley said in the video. “The vaccine could save your life and that’s why I’ll take the shot.”
Bertley has a Ph.D. in Immunology from McGill University. He has worked internationally in preventative medicine in Haiti, The Sudan and the Canadian Arctic, his biography on COSI’s website shows. He has also worked with a vaccine research group at Harvard Medical School that focused on the development of DNA for vaccines against HIV/AIDS.
As of Saturday, 4,345,834 people in Ohio have had at least one vaccine dose, the Ohio Department of Health reported, with 43,970 vaccine doses started in the past 24 hours. Approximately 37 percent of Ohio’s population has had at least one dose. Just over 3 million Ohioans have completed their vaccine dose, or just under 26 percent of the state’s population. As of Saturday, 3,012,619 people have completed their vaccine dose, the ODH reported.