The Vanderburgh County Health Department is offering a way for individuals who are 65-years-old and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to other individuals who have certain pre-existing health conditions.
Generally, the vaccine is only available to Hoosiers age 70-years-old and up, healthcare workers, and first responders. But the health department in Vanderburgh County is making the best use of as many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as possible.
At the end of each day at the health department, there are sometimes a few vaccine doses left over, which must be used immediately.
That's why the VCHD has set up a "Back-Up List", where individuals who meet any of the following qualifications can sign up to receive the leftover vaccine doses at the end of the health department's day:
- 65-years-old and above
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Serious Heart Condition
If you meet the qualifications of any of the above categories, you can sign up for the health department's Back-Up List by visiting the Vanderburgh County Health Department website.
After signing up, if the health department has any unused doses at the end of the day, they'll contact individuals on the list - but you must be able to get to the clinic within 30 minutes of being contacted.
Individuals on the list will be prioritized by age and pre-existing conditions.
For more information on other COVID-19 vaccine sites and eligibility, you can click here.