June 1, 2021

Multilingual Vaccination Hotline Announced For Marion County

Courtesy IU Health

Courtesy IU Health

A new COVID-19 vaccine registration hotline intended to help increase vaccinations amongst all Marion County residents was announced today.

This will be the second hotline event for multilingual residents in Indianapolis. The city will partner with the Marion County Public Health Department in the effort to register people who may have a language barrier.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we must make it as convenient as possible for all residents to sign up for their vaccination, regardless of their native language or English proficiency,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a written statement. “Through this hotline and other future programming, we will continue to remove barriers to easy vaccine access.”

This Saturday volunteers who speak one of nine different languages -- including Spanish, Burmese and Arabic -- will be available to help people register for COVID-19 vaccinations and answer any related questions.

The effort aims to reach those in underserved neighborhoods where vaccine hesitancy may be higher. Last month a similar hotline assisted more than 800 Spanish speaking residents.

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