Marion County Public Health Department now accepting walk-ins at east side COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Published on 4 May 2021 00:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Marion County Public Health Department announced it would begin accepting residents 18+ as walk-ins for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic made possible by IndyGo located at 9503 E. 33rd Street. Pre-registration is still recommended to guarantee dose availability and reduce time spent completing paperwork on site. The department continues to encourage all residents 16 and older to visit ourshot.in.gov, call 2-1-1, or call the Health Department directly at 317-221-2100 to sign up for their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
“Vaccines are our route to more freedom and safety,” said Dr. Virginia Caine, director and chief medical officer of the Health Department. “Along with continuing to mask up and distance from individuals not in our household, getting the vaccine is our best protection from COVID-19 and the variant strains we continue to see spreading.”
The clinic made possible by IndyGo at 9503 E. 33rd Street is currently 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
IndyGo has partnered with the Health Department to slightly divert route 87 to provide direct access to the clinic for IndyGo riders. A flyer with additional information is attached to this release.
“We’re pleased to be able to provide this location for the clinic because of its convenience for eastside residents. We’re committed to transportation access so we can get as many Marion County residents vaccinated as possible,” said Inez Evans, IndyGo president and CEO.
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 888-IUHEALTH (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 800-986-3505.
The Health Department is also working to bring vaccines to neighbors through efforts such as pop-up vaccine clinics with community partners that brought the lifesaving protection of the vaccine to more than 800 individuals, and a hotline for Spanish-speaking residents that helped more than 1,000 people register for a vaccine.
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.
Communications Specialist – COVID-19 Response
Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Marion County Public Health Department
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