MOBILE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC COMING TO EAST CHICAGO
The Indiana Department of Health is hosting a free mobile vaccination clinic as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT April 13-17
WHERE: East Chicago School Administration, 1401 E. 144th St., East Chicago, IN 46312
HOW: Register online by visiting ourshot.in.gov or call 211 (866-211-9966) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT daily and a representative will schedule an appointment for you. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted while vaccine supplies last.
“With the coming of summer and the increase in infection rates, it is more important than ever for everyone to sign up and get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. I strongly encourage each and every one of our residents to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus at the East Chicago Health Department, the School Administration Building or any Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in the area. Becoming vaccinated will not only protect you from the risk of serious illness, but it will allow you to safely gather with your friends and loved ones who have been vaccinated” said Mayor Anthony Copeland.
“This mobile vaccination site is one more way we are working to give all Hoosiers convenient access to COVID-19 vaccine in their communities,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “I encourage everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet to take advantage of this safe, effective vaccine, which is the best protection we have against this virus.”
Here are some additional facts:
- The vaccine is available at no cost, but insurance information is requested, because an administration fee may be charged.
- Each individual will need to schedule an appointment, even if they live in the same household.
- This site offers the Pfizer vaccine, so a second dose is necessary to be fully protected. This will be scheduled at the time of the first dose.
- Proof of age will be required at the appointment.
- After receiving the vaccine, recipients should sign up for V-safe, the after-vaccination health checker, on any smartphone, at vsafe.cdc.gov.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:
- You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.
- You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people of any age from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks or staying 6 feet apart, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
Once you’re fully vaccinated, you should still:
- Wear a mask and socially distance when in public or visiting an unvaccinated person at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19
- Avoid medium- or large-sized gatherings
- Protect yourself while traveling
- Get tested and stay home if symptoms develop
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from the Indiana Department of Health at ourshot.in.gov.