NEW: The Indiana Dept. of Health confirms that 70+ COVID-19 vaccination clinics are closed today because of the weather.
Clinics closed in the WVPE listening area include the Kosciusko County Health Department, Kosciusko Community Hospitals, the LaGrange County public library and the Knox-Winamac Community Health Center in Starke County.
The Indiana Department of Health has a full list of closures posted at OurShot.IN.gov.
(You can read more from the release below.)
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced that more than 70 COVID-19 vaccine clinics are closed today due to inclement weather. A list of impacted sites can be found here and is posted at OurShot.IN.gov.
Individuals who need to reschedule their appointments can click on the link in their last confirmation text message or email or call 211 if they need assistance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says individuals who receive their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within 42 days of the first dose will have full protection from the virus.
ORIGINAL POST (Feb. 15):
Today the Indiana Dept. of Health announced that the winter weather blanketing the state may impact the ability of COVID-19 vaccinations to stay on schedule.
(You can read the release below.)
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that Hoosiers who have COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled this week should be aware that inclement weather could impact clinic operations. The state is working with local vaccination sites to reschedule appointments as needed.
Individuals whose appointments are impacted will be notified by email or text message about the need to reschedule, which can be done by calling 211. The state is working to ensure that Hoosiers who are scheduled to receive their second dose of vaccine still receive the dose within the appropriate timeframe. A second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that is administered within 42 days of the first dose still provides full immunity to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hoosiers age 65 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Individuals must show proof that they live or work in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.
As of today, 816,758 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 336,827 are fully vaccinated.