DUBOIS CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Dubois County Health Department, in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health, hosted a mass vaccination clinic on Saturday that vaccinated around 940 people.
Officials say it was an opportunity for anyone eligible looking for an appointment or anyone looking to receive the vaccination sooner than a future appointment already scheduled.
It was held at Jasper Middle School, and the second dose will be on February 20 at the same location.
Officials say you should use the northside parking lot behind the school building.
Another event will be held on Saturday, January 30, and is planned to run from 8 a.m. to noon.
This will again be held in the northside parking lot of Jasper Middle School.
The Dubois County Health Department urges all eligible people to sign up.
There are 450 doses available to be administered on Saturday.
The first clinic fell short of its 1,200 dose capacity, so the leftovers are being used to administer second doses for their daily appointments.
The health department said they hope they don’t fall short this time.
Health Department Administrative Director Shawn Werner said that the event is intended to give a boost to their current vaccination efforts.
The department currently vaccinates 450 people a week, but those appointments are fully booked.
He said that these events are the only way to receive a vaccine for a while.
“This is on top of what we’re already doing,” Werner said. “I know that everybody who wants it can’t come in here because there’s no appointments available.”
Werner also asked that people arrive at their specified appointment time. He said the previous event was clogged up by people who arrived too early.
The only way to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is by scheduling an appointment at www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211 for those individuals who do not have internet access.