Health Department, Partners to Offer COVID-19 Booster Event on Feb. 13
Published on 10 February 2023 00:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2023
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marion County Public Health Department is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College and Light of the World Christian Church to host a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic on Monday, Feb. 13 from 11a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ivy Tech building located at 2535 N. Capitol Ave. Attendees should access the clinic by entering through door 5.
The free COVID-19 vaccine is available at this clinic for anyone age 12 and older.
As an incentive to get vaccinated, Light of the World Christian Church led by Senior Pastor R. Janae Pitts-Murdock is offering a $50 gift card to the first 100 people who receive a booster or first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the event.
The recently approved COVID-19 bivalent vaccines can prevent serious illness and hospitalization from the original strain of COVID-19 as well as the omicron strain. This vaccine is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for anyone who has not received the bivalent vaccine – even for those who have received boosters of the original vaccine prior to October. People with weakened immune systems are especially encouraged to get the vaccine.
“Continued vaccination efforts such as this are important and help residents in our community have access to the COVID-19 vaccine and the much-needed protection it offers,” said Virginia A. Caine, M.D., director and chief medical officer of the Marion County Public Health Department. “It’s not too late to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.”
Free flu shots will also be available at the clinic.
Other COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Continue
The Marion County Public Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccine and flu shots by appointment only at five clinic locations for residents ages 6 months and older. Appointments are available by contacting these locations directly.
Clinic days and times vary by location:
• Northeast District Health Office – 6042 E. 21st Street – 317-221-7300
• Northwest District Health Office – 6940 N. Michigan Rd. – 317-221-7500
• South District Health Office – 7551 S. Shelby Street – 317-221-5700
• Eagledale Clinic – 2802 Lafayette Rd., Suite 13 – 317-221-7500
• ACTION Health Center – 2628 N. Pennsylvania Street – 317-221-3400
A schedule for the district health offices is available at MarionHealth.org/immunize, or by calling 317-221-2122.
The Marion County Public Health Department offers the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis for ages 12 and older at these Indianapolis Public Library branch locations:
Every Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Martindale-Brightwood Branch – 2435 N. Sherman Drive
• College Avenue Branch – 4180 N. College Ave.
• East 38th Street Branch – 5420 E. 38th Street
Every Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Garfield Park Branch Library – 2502 Shelby Street (Vaccine at this location is given inside the MCPHD mobile unit.)
COVID-19 vaccine is also available for ages 12 and older at a walk-in clinic located at the IndyGo Carson Transit Center, 201 E. Washington Street, each Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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