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Vanderburgh County Health Department Vaccine Clinic Opens for Seniors

Hundreds of seniors are signing up to get their Covid-19 vaccinations at the Vanderburgh County Health Department, which opened its doors to start administering shots for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 12th.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 1:01 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2021 1:08 PM

The Vanderburgh County Health Department opened its doors to seniors Tuesday, Jan. 12th, and many of them were excited to get their first dose of the vaccine.

The Health Department is offering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine and while first responders are also welcome, they must show proof of employment.

On Tuesday afternoon, daughters brought along elderly mothers while some couples even came together to roll up their sleeves for a shot of hope.

And with so many seniors being vulnerable and at risk for having serious health issues or even dying if they contract Covid 19-- they are a high priority to get protected.

“The virus has really affected them in the state of Indiana and really across the country and the world,” said Joe Gries, administrator with the Vanderburgh County Health Department. “We know that they are in the hospital longer than younger folks and we know that people who are elderly are dying from this disease more than people at a younger age.”

The clinic is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and the shots are free.

Now over in Warrick County, instead of administering doses at the Health Department, seniors 80 and up can now get their vaccinations at the Deaconess Express Clinic in Boonville.

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