Local News: Mobile COVID testing, Vaccination clinic return Tuesday-Friday (01/14/22)

The Indiana Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a free mobile testing and vaccination clinic as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

WHEN: 18-20 January from 12pm-8pm and 21 January from 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building, 191 NUS 231, Greencastle.

HOW: Register online at ourshot.in.gov or call 211 (866-211-9966) and a representative will schedule an appointment for you between 8am and 8pm daily. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.

“As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, we are pleased to make another testing and immunization resource available to all Putnam County residents from our partners at the Indiana Department of Health.” Adam Amos said.

If you are 18 years or older you can get either the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccine, which requires a second dose to be fully protected. This will be scheduled at the time of your first dose. You can also get the booster dose of your choice.

People aged 5 to 17 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. An adult must accompany children aged 5 to 15 to the vaccination appointment. If the adult present is not a parent or legal guardian, consent must be provided in advance.

For persons between the ages of 16 and 17, it is desirable that a parent or legal guardian accompany the minor to the vaccination site. Officials understand that this may not always be possible. In these cases, the parent or legal guardian can give written or verbal permission.

??This mobile vaccine site is another way we are working to provide convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Hoosiers in their communities?? said state health commissioner Kris Box. “I encourage everyone who has not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of this safe and effective vaccine, which is the best protection we have against this virus.”

Here are some additional facts:

?? The vaccine is available free of charge, however insurance information is requested as an administration fee may apply.

?? Each person must make an appointment, even if they live in the same household.

?? This page offers the vaccine from Pfizer and Moderna, which need a second dose to be fully protected. this

is scheduled at the time of the first dose.

?? Proof of age is required at the appointment.

?? After receiving the vaccine, recipients should enroll in V-safe, the post-vaccination health check

any smartphone at vsafe.cdc.gov.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, once you’ve been fully vaccinated, you don’t need to stay away from others if you’ve been with someone who has COVID-19 or get tested unless you have symptoms.

When you are fully vaccinated you should also:

?? Wear a mask and maintain social distancing to reduce the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19

?? Avoid medium-sized or large gatherings

?? Protect yourself while traveling

?? Get tested and stay home if symptoms develop

Learn more about the Indiana Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccine at ourshot.in.gov.

The Putnam County Department of Health’s intent is to prevent, promote, and protect the health, safety, and vital signs for the people of Putnam County through the provision of various health and wellness screening services, educational programs, law enforcement public health and the gathering and accurate recording of all major events in Putnam County.

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