COVID-19 Vaccine in the Tri-State: Who Can Get It and Where?

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has started throughout the country - but here in the Tri-State, who is eligible to receive the vaccine, and where can they go to get it?

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 3:16 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2021 11:46 AM

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is underway both across the United States and here in the Tri-State.

Though the distribution of the vaccine is currently in motion, not everyone who wants to receive the vaccine can do so yet, due to its high demand and short supply.

As more doses of the vaccine are administered and supply becomes more readily available, demand for the vaccine will decrease and supply will increase, allowing healthcare officials to distribute the vaccine to a wider range of recipients, with eligibility specific to each state's vaccine distribution plan.

Here's where each area of the Tri-State currently stands in the vaccination process. This is a developing story, and will be updated as new information becomes available from health officials in each state.

Indiana

Any Hoosier who is 70-years-old or older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, the state health department said on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Other Indiana residents eligible to receive the vaccine are long-term care residents, first responders (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists, and volunteers) who have in-person contact with the public, and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.

As more vaccine becomes available, the next eligible groups will be Hoosiers age 60 and above. The state has yet to release information on which group of individuals will be eligible to receive the vaccine following that.

Here's where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine locally in Indiana:

Vanderburgh County

  • Ascension St. Vincent Evansville
  • Deaconess Downtown Clinic
  • Deaconess Midtown Hospital
  • Vanderburgh County Health Department

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Warrick County:

  • Deaconess Gateway Hospital
  • Deaconess Clinic EXPRESS - Boonville
  • Warrick County Health Department

Gibson County:

  • Gibson County Health Department

Knox County:

  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Knox County Health Department

Daviess County:

  • Daviess County Health Department

Dubois County:

  • Dubois County Health Department

Pike County:

  • Pike County Health Department

Perry County:

Posey County:

  • Posey County Health Department
  • Deaconess Clinic EXPRESS - Mt. Vernon

Spencer County:

  • Spencer County Health Department

Any eligible individual can register online to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from any of the vaccination sites throughout the state. Click here to make a vaccination appointment online.

If you have difficulty registering online or if you know someone eligible to get vaccinated who doesn’t have access to a computer, you're asked to dial 211 from any phone for more help.

To see a map of all vaccination sites listed by the state health department, click here.

Kentucky

Kentucky is currently in Phase 1a of its vaccine distribution plan, which makes long-term care/assisted living facility residents and staff, and all healthcare personnel, eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

While the entire state hasn't yet entered Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution plan, some specific facilities have individually entered into Phase 1b, allowing those eligible individuals to receive the vaccine now.

In the first week of February, Kentucky will open new drive-through COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state, also enabling individuals in Phase 1c of the distribution plan to receive the vaccine statewide.

Kentucky's vaccine phases:

  • Phase 1a: Long-term care / assisted living facilities, healthcare personnel
  • Phase 1b: Anyone age 70+, first responders, K-12 school personnel
  • Phase 1c: Anyone age 60+, anyone age 16 categorized at highest risk by CDC, all essential workers
  • Phase 2: Anyone age 40 or older
  • Phase 3: anyone age 16 or older
  • Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for them

More Information: KDPH Vaccine Monitoring/Information

Here's where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine locally in Kentucky

Daviess County

  • Owensboro Health has expanded its vaccination program to individuals included in Phase 1b.
    • To schedule an appointment at Owensboro Health by phone, call: 270-685-7100
    • You can also CLICK HERE to see appointment availability/schedule an appointment online
    • The vaccine clinic is located at Owensboro Health's medical building, Entrance B

Henderson County

  • Deaconess Henderson Hospital is offering the vaccine to individuals included in Phase 1b.
    • At the end of each day, there are sometimes a few vaccine doses left over, which must be used immediately. Deaconess Henderson is offering those vaccines to some individuals age 60-69. Learn More.

Union County

Muhlenberg County

  • The Muhlenberg County Health Department is vaccinating county residents eligible under Phase 1a. 
    • The health department says that "very soon", Phase 1b individuals in the county will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
    • MCHD is asking everyone eligible under Phase 1a and Phase 1b to call 270-608-4811 to schedule an appointment or be put on the waiting list.

Illinois

Most of Illinois is still in Phase 1a of vaccine distribution, which targets healthcare workers, as well as residents and personnel in long-term congregate-care facilities where high rates of COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks can occur.

Some counties are planning to soon move into Phase 1b of the state's vaccine distribution plan, which now targets individuals ≥65-years-old, and all essential workers (non-healthcare).

Here's where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine locally in Illinois

Saline, Gallatin, and White Counties

  • Egyptian Health Department: On Monday, January 18, 2021, the EHD will begin to accept appointments to give COVID-19 vaccines to individuals that live or work in Saline, Gallatin, and White Counties that are Phase 1b.
  • Harrisburg Medical Center
    • Harrisburgh Medical Center in Saline County is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals qualified by Phase 1b.
    • Appointments at HMC are required and can be scheduled by calling (618) 253-0334.
    • HMC opens its appointment-scheduling hotline during certain timeframes. Visit HMC on Facebook for more.

Edwards County

  • The Edwards County Health Department is currently wrapping up phase 1a of Illinois' vaccine distribution, and waiting for state approval to move into phase 1b.

Richland County

  • The Richland County Health Department is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in Phase 1b of the state's vaccination plan.
  • For registration slots and more information click here.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.


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