February 1, 2022

Indiana Department of Health adjusts COVID testing, vaccine operations ahead of winter storm

An approaching winter storm will disrupt COVID-19 testing and vaccination operations across the state. - FILE: Scott Cameron/IPB News

An approaching winter storm will disrupt COVID-19 testing and vaccination operations across the state.

FILE: Scott Cameron/IPB News

Updated Feb. 1 at 6:25 p.m.

The Indiana Department of Health and many local health departments are adjusting operations at their COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics ahead of an approaching winter storm.

The IDOH said Tuesday that all state-run mobile clinics would close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The clinic across from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also will be closed Thursday. State-run mobile clinics in Porter, La Porte, St. Joseph, Pulaski, Huntington, DeKalb, Cass, Fountain/Warren, Shelby, Madison, Howard, Vigo, and Vermillion counties will be closed Thursday as well.

Schedules for sites south of Johnson County will be assessed based on weather conditions. Updates to state-operated sites will be available at www.coronavirus.in.gov and www.ourshot.in.gov.

The IDOH said individuals with appointments at a state-run vaccination or testing site will be notified if the site closes and provided with instructions to reschedule. It also suggested calling ahead to COVID-19 testing or vaccination sites operated by local health departments to make sure the site is open for walk-ins.

A winter storm warning is in effect Wednesday morning to Friday morning for most of the state. The National Weather Service said the storm will bring freezing rain and heavy snow, creating conditions that will make driving “very difficult to impossible.”

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