VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Health Department (VCHD) has increased the number of COVID-19 vaccination appointments at their clinics starting January 26.
The VCHD operates clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With approval from the Indiana Department of Health. the department has increased the number of vaccinations that will be provided during each clinic.
Those that are currently eligible to receive the vaccine are health care professionals, first responders/law enforcement, and people who are 70 years old and up.
They ask that those who are eligible to visit ourshot.in.gov to sign up for an appointment at the VCHD.
The Indiana Department of Health is directing people signed up for the VCHD clinics to go to 100 Walnut St., the C.K. Newsome Center.
This location is incorrect, and all appointments for the VCHD clinics will be conducted at the Health Department, at 420 Mulberry St. through February 6th.
Starting February 9th, the VCHD will conduct clinics at the Old National Events Plaza.
The Vanderburgh County Health Department has also opened a “back-up” COVID-19 vaccine sign-up list to anyone under the age of 70.
It’s used to call people willing to come right away to get a shot if there are any leftover vaccines at the end of the day. This is designed to ensure no doses go to waste.
Those on the list must be able to get to the clinic within 30 minutes of the phone call.
Health officials can sort the names on the list by age or health condition to ensure the most vulnerable populations are being immunized first.
Priority will be given to Hoosiers 65 years and older and those with certain pre-existing conditions.
Those conditions include Obesity, Diabetes, COPD, Sickle Cell Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, or Serious Heart Condition.