Updated at 12:10 p.m. on March 29
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the site of 16 days of clinics to allow more Hoosiers to get vaccinated. This follows the success of a previous mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the famous track by the Indiana Department of Health and IU Health.
Kristen Kelley, the nursing director of infection prevention at IU Health, will lead the IMS clinic. She said the one-shot vaccine is ideal for mass vaccinations.
“You don't have to schedule a second appointment, you come through, you get your one shot, and you're totally done with the experience,” Kelley said. “So from an efficiency standpoint, this is a great option and how exciting that we have a one shot vaccine for this.”
The IDH regularly uses the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As of March 29, Hoosiers 30 and older can register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All Indiana adults ages 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine starting March 31. The clinics will be held 9 am – 7 pm April 1-3, 13-18 and 24-30. Pre-registration is required. Vaccine recipients must be at least 18 years old and masks must be worn during the vaccination. Appointments can be made at www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211.
Clinic officials hope to administer up to 96,000 doses by the end of April.
This post has been updated to reflect the Indiana Department of Health's announcement that Hoosiers 30 and older are now eligible to schedule appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.