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Vaccinations for Public Begin Monday

(La Porte, IN) - COVID-19 vaccine will start being administered to a portion of the general public in La Porte County on Monday.


Today, reservations started being accepted in La Porte County and throughout the state for

Hoosiers 80-years and older to get vaccinated.  The vaccinations locally will be given in the Community Building at the La Porte County fairgrounds.


Peggy Rose, a nurse practitioner working for the La Porte County Health Department, said reservations are open Monday through Saturday of next week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  She said vaccinations could also be offered on Sundays at some point, depending on the future supply of the Moderna vaccine being received from the Indiana State Department of Health.  “That is not a guarantee yet,” she said.


Rose said those vaccinated will need a second dose, 28 days later, to be protected to the fullest potential.


It's anticipated that people ages 70 and up could have vaccinations available to them sometime in February, officials said.


To make a reservation, call 211 or log on at www.ourshot.in.gov.

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