February 16, 2021

Winter Weather Forces Temporary Closure Of Vaccination Sites Across State

Justin Hicks/IPB News

Justin Hicks/IPB News

More than 70 COVID-19 vaccine clinics were closed Tuesday in the aftermath of a winter storm that dumped up to 18 inches of snow in northwestern Indiana and between 6 to 8 inches in the central and eastern parts of the state.

MORE: A list of vaccination sites closed Feb. 16 and 17 due to inclement weather

The Indiana Health Department said individuals who need to reschedule appointments can click on the link in their last confirmation text message or email or call 211 if they need assistance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals who receive their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within 42 days of the first dose will have full protection from the virus.

The Marion County Public Health Department said the COVID-19 vaccination site at 3685 Commercial Drive is open Tuesday until 7 p.m. The Eskenazi Health COVID-19 vaccine center, 720 Eskenazi Ave., is also open Tuesday for all scheduled appointments.

Hoosiers age 65 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting OurShot.in.gov, or calling 211. Assistance with scheduling an appointment is also available through one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging.

As of Tuesday, according to the IDH, 828,078 individuals had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 347,508 have been fully vaccinated.

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