March 31, 2021

Indiana Helping Big Businesses, Colleges Set Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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Indiana is supplying big businesses and higher education institutions with the COVID-19 vaccine, to help vaccinate their employees and students.  - Courtesy of IU Health

Indiana is supplying big businesses and higher education institutions with the COVID-19 vaccine, to help vaccinate their employees and students.

Courtesy of IU Health

Indiana is supplying big businesses and higher education institutions with the COVID-19 vaccine, to help vaccinate their employees and students.

Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Indiana Department of Health chief medical officer, said the state has been working on the program for months. And she said, to start, about a dozen businesses are launching clinics.

“Our business and industry efforts are focused initially on those businesses that have 1,000 employees or more,” Weaver said.

Weaver wouldn’t say which businesses are getting the doses.

She said the state is also helping launch clinics at colleges and universities to target student populations.

“While we might not be able to provide both doses to students before they leave campus, every student who receives a vaccination will get their card so that they can then use it to schedule the vaccine in their home community or state,” Weaver said.

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Weaver said clinics should start next week at Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, IUPUI, the University of Notre Dame, Butler University and Goshen College.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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