Public Encouraged to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Ahead of 2021 Fall Festival

City and county officials gathered alongside the West Side Nut Club on Monday to encourage everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the 2021 Fall Festival.

Posted: Aug 16, 2021 10:51 AM
Updated: Aug 16, 2021 1:09 PM

The West Side Nut Club held a press conference on Monday where they encouraged everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the 2021 Fall Festival.

Joining members of the Nut Club during Monday's press conference was Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and officials with the Vanderburgh County Health Department, who spoke on the importance of receiving the vaccine.

"The role of the health department really is to support the CDC recommendations around vaccines," Lynn Herr with the Vanderburgh County Health Department said. "So we would love everyone to get their vaccines."

The two most popular COVID-19 vaccines - Pfizer and Moderna - require two doses with specific time spans required between both shots. That means anyone who wants to be considered fully vaccinated when attending or volunteering at the Fall Festival would need to get their first shot in the next one to two weeks.

Ryan Beck with the West Side Nut Club said that while nothing was mandatory, the Nut Club was holding the press conference to do its part ahead of the annual festival by providing the community with information and timelines on the available COVID-19 vaccines.

The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is set to take place during the first full week of October. You can view the full Fall Festival schedule here.

You can hear Monday's full West Side Nut Club press conference in the video above.

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