September 22, 2021

Vaccination Clinic Reaches More Marion County Residents

MCPHD Mobile Unit. Jill Sheridan WFYI

MCPHD Mobile Unit. Jill Sheridan WFYI

A weekly pop up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at IndyGo’s downtown transit center aims to reach more Marion County residents.

About half of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated. The Marion County Public Health Department offers free vaccinations to residents at various locations and the partnership with IndyGo has allowed the department to reach more people.

Marion County Public Health Department’s Incident Commander Virgil Madden said education has played a big role in reducing hesitancy.

“And so I know that today we’ve had four persons that have been coming asking questions and then said, ‘you have answered all my questions, I am good to go’,” Madden said.

Madden said they average 25 vaccinations every time they hold the pop up clinic at the transit center.

“And while we thought that would taper down it has not, and so we will be here as long as the need for us to be here will be here,” he said.

Residents can choose from all  three COVID-19 vaccinations, and a booster if eligible.

People who receive their shot at the transit center will get a free 31-day IndyGo paper pass.

IndyGo’s future headquarters, 9503 E. 33rd St., is also open for free Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations Tuesday through Saturday in partnership with the MCPHD. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended.

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