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Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics available Aug. 14

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics available Aug. 14 Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics available Aug. 14

The Indiana Dept. of Health in partnership with the Harrison County Health Dept., Harrison County Community Services, South Harrison Community School Corp. and Unity Chapel United Methodist Church are hosting free mobile vaccination clinics as part of the ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Saturday, the clinic will begin the day at Unity Chapel UMC, located at 1760 Lost Creek Road NW, Ramsey, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. It will then set up at South Central schools, located at 6675 Highway 11, Elizabeth, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Register online by visiting ourshot.in.gov or calling 211 (866-211-9966) and a representative will schedule an appointment. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted while vaccine supplies last.

The Harrison County Health Dept. appreciates the support from its partners to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the community.

Persons 18 and older may choose to receive either the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) or Pfizer vaccine, which requires a second dose to be fully protected (an appointment for the second dose will be scheduled at the time of receiving the first dose).

Individuals age 12 to 17 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. An adult must accompany children age 12 to 15 to the vaccine appointment. If the adult present is not the parent or guardian, consent must be submitted in advance. For those ages 16 and 17, it’s preferred they be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the vaccination site. In those cases where it’s not possible, the parent or guardian can provide written or verbal authorization.

“This mobile vaccination site is one more way we are working to give all Hoosiers convenient access to COVID-19 vaccine in their communities,” said Dr. Kris Box, state health commissioner. “I encourage everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet to take advantage of this safe, effective vaccine, which is the best protection we have against this virus.”

Here are some additional facts:

• The vaccine is available at no cost, but insurance information is requested, because an administration fee may be charged.

• Each individual will need to schedule an appointment, even if they live in the same household.

• Proof of age will be required at the appointment.

• After receiving the vaccine, recipients should sign up for V-safe, the after-vaccination health checker, on any smartphone, at vsafe.cdc.gov.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, persons who have been fully vaccinated:

• Can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying six feet apart.

• Can gather indoors with unvaccinated people of any age from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks or staying six feet apart, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

• Need not stay away from others or get tests if they have been around someone who has COVID-19 unless they develop symptoms.

Once fully vaccinated, individuals should still:

• Wear a mask and socially distance when in public or visiting an unvaccinated person at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.

• Avoid medium- or large-sized gatherings.

• Protect themselves while traveling.

• Get tested and stay home if symptoms develop.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from the Indiana Dept. of Health at ourshot.in.gov.

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