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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

When can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

All Hoosiers 60 years and older are now able to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit or dial 211. This process will allow you to choose a location convenient to you. Please note, DCH is not a vaccine site at this time, however we are awaiting Indiana State Health Department approval.

As more vaccinations are available, additional age groups will be able to schedule an appointment.

CLICK HERE to view the most recent COVID-19 vaccine update from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Besides reducing your own risk of getting COVID-19, there are other reasons to get a vaccine now. For starters, you'll be helping to:

  1. Bring an end to the pandemic. When enough people are immunized against COVID-19, the virus will be less able to spread around. That's called herd immunity. We don't know the exact percentage needed. But a large portion of people will need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity, the World Health Organization says.
  2. Protect the healthcare system. You've heard about the strain COVID-19 has placed on hospitals. When infections surge or if nurses and doctors get sick, they may have less capacity to care for the very ill. Staying healthy helps ensure that care will be available for those who need it.
  3. Safeguard those around you. Getting your shots as soon as you can may make it less likely that you will spread COVID-19 to your inner circle. This could include your loved ones who may not be able to get the vaccine yet.

Will getting the vaccine allow me to stop wearing masks and resume large gatherings?

No. This vaccine will significantly increase our arsenal as we fight COVID-19 and help us win this battle. As we know there will be a limited supply of vaccine initially, it will still be essential to rely on the tools that we know work to fight this disease. These tools continue to be:

  • Continue to wear a mask
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Refrain from holding or attending large gatherings
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
  • If you are sick, stay home and away from others to limit exposure
  • If you feel you have COVID-19 symptoms, get tested to limit potential spread
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