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COVID-19 Vaccine is in La Porte County

(Michigan City, IN) - The COVID-19 vaccine has also touched down in La Porte County.  A first local batch has arrived at Franciscan Health outside Michigan City.


La Porte County Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora, who has a medical practice in Michigan City, said the first delivery is strictly for health care workers from La Porte and Starke counties.  He said all health workers from both counties will be vaccinated at the hospital at U.S 421 and Interstate 94 beginning Friday.


Kora said he’s scheduled to be vaccinated on Tuesday.  He believes vaccines could start being available to the general public as soon as next month with nursing home residents and other high-risk individuals likely next in line for the vaccinations.


Kora said the vaccine, made by Pfizer, must be stored at a temperature of 70 degrees below zero.

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