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Ind. health officials say vaccine appointments are available for 5-11

Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 12:38 PM CDT
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INDIANA (WFIE) - On Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,358 new COVID-19 cases and 37 new deaths.

The pandemic total in the state is now 1,030,291 cases and 16,336 deaths.

The state coronavirus map shows 66 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 26 new cases in Warrick County, ten new cases in Dubois County, seven in Gibson County, four new cases in Posey County, three new cases in Perry and Spencer County, and two new cases in Pike County.

Any Hoosier five and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at https://ourshot.in.gov.

Those without a computer or cell phone can call 211.

State health officials say appoints are available for Hoosiers 5-11, but pediatric vaccine supplies may be limited initially as shipments arrive on a staggered basis.

A parent or guardian must provide consent, and children under 16 must be accompanied to the vaccination appointment by an adult.

The pediatric dose of Pfizer is lower than the dosage for ages 12 and older, so parents should make sure they visit a site that carries the pediatric dosage.

Deaconess Hospital began giving out their first covid vaccines for ages 5-11 Wednesday.

According to a social media post, officials say their first patients were from Deaconess Clinic Gateway and Deaconess Clinic Henderson.

They say they were proud of them for being their “first vaccinated super heroes.”

First 5-11 patients receive Covid vaccine
First 5-11 patients receive Covid vaccine(Deaconess Hospital)
First 5-11 patients receive Covid vaccine
First 5-11 patients receive Covid vaccine(Deaconess Hospital)

According to a press release, Dubois County Health Department will be holding a special late-night clinic to accommodate the 5 to 11-year-old pediatric patients wanting the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

They say the clinic will be at the health department from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. No appointment is needed.

They also say a parent needs to be present for anyone 5 to 18-years-old, or a consent form will need to be completed. A copy of a parent’s ID and insurance card must be included.

The drive-thru will not be open, so people are being asked to go inside when they arrive. For questions call 812-481-7056.

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 32,706 cases, 488 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 8,380 cases, 134 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 11,434 cases, 189 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 2,688 cases, 52 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 3,823 cases, 44 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 6,719 cases, 115 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 3,438 cases, 45 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 2,317 cases, 44 deaths

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