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COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Marion County

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The Marion County Public Health Department began vaccinating eligible recipients against COVID-19 on Jan. 11.

Currently, individuals 80 and older, as well as licensed and unlicensed health care workers and first responders, are eligible for the vaccine.

“This is the next critical step in protecting residents who are most at-risk for becoming infected as well as those who could experience serious health complications from COVID-19,” Dr. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Public Health Department, said in a press release. “The vaccine will help slow the spread of the virus and allow our communities to recover more quickly from this pandemic. We are eager to begin vaccinating residents and look forward to more people receiving the protection it offers.”

The vaccine is available by appointment only due to limited supply. To check your eligibility, visit ourshot.in.gov. Appointments can also be scheduled through the website.

The Marion County Public Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at 3685 Commercial Drive in Indianapolis 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Both vaccines — developed by Pfizer and Moderna — require two doses at least 21 days apart to ensure effective protection against the virus.

To stay up to date with COVID-19 data in Marion County, visit marionhealth.org.

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