Marion County Public Health Department opens new COVID-19 vaccine clinic to serve eastside of Indianapolis
Published on 14 April 2021 00:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS – Appointments are available as soon as today at the Marion County Public Health Department’s new COVID-19 vaccine clinic which aims to provide better access for eastside residents. The Health Department expects to administer up to 800 doses of the Moderna vaccine per day at the clinic, located at 9503 E. 33rd St. The department continues to encourage all residents 16 and older to visit ourshot.in.gov or call 2-1-1 to sign up for their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine, along with continuing to wear a mask, wash our hands, and watch our distance, is how we will end this pandemic,” said Dr. Virginia Caine, director and chief medical officer of the Health Department. “Through efforts such as pop-up vaccine clinics held in neighborhoods across the city, $1 million in grants to uplift community-based initiatives, and the opening of this new clinic to serve the eastside, we are continuing the work to make the COVID-19 accessible to all in our community.”
The new eastside clinic located at 9503 E. 33rd St. will be open during the following hours:
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sundays & Mondays: closed
Additional efforts to make vaccines more accessible to the community include IU Health’s program offering free rides to a vaccine appointment for those who need them. Residents in need of transportation to a vaccine appointment can call 1-888-IUHEALTH (1-888-484-3258) and choose option 9. Homebound individuals can arrange for a vaccine brought to them through the State of Indiana’s Homebound Indiana program. People who are interested can contact their local Area Agency on Aging at iaaaa.org or by calling 1-80-986-3505.
The COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States underwent rigorous testing and proved to not only be safe, but also highly effective at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths. Receiving these vaccines will greatly reduce the risk of serious illness due to the virus.
Those who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are still encouraged by medical professionals to receive the vaccine, as contracting the virus may only provide limited protection. Residents can be expected to feel some side effects after receiving the vaccine, which can include a fever, chills, tiredness, headache, or aching at the injection site. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and typically go away in 24-48 hours.
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