Indiana Dept. Of Health Will Offer COVID-19 Testing And Vaccination In Elkhart County This Weekend

Sep 2, 2021

The state department of health will offer a drive-through COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Goshen Sept. 3-4.
Credit JUSTIN HICKS / WVPE Public Radio

Ahead of the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 6, the Indiana Department of Health will be offering COVID-19 tests and vaccines in Goshen. 

A spokeswoman for the Elkhart County Health Department says the clinic is in response to the county’s rising positivity rate and recent move to the state’s “orange” category, which indicates high community spread of the virus.

 

According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, Elkhart County has a 7-day positivity rate of 8.6 percent, and recorded 236 cases per 100,000 residents over the last week.

 

A drive-through clinic will be set up Sept. 3-4 in the Life Center Church parking lot at 1212 W. Plymouth Ave. Rapid and PCR tests will be available, as well as the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

 

Anyone 12 and older is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, but you have to be 18 or older to get the J&J shot.

 

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The clinic will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Credit Elkhart County Health Department

According to the state vaccine dashboard, 74,324 Elkhart County residents – or about 35.9 percent of the county’s population – have been fully vaccinated. Another 450, or about 0.2 percent, have received a first dose of the vaccine. 

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