JASPER — Dubois County Health Department plans another special evening clinic at the health department office, 1187 South Charles Street, Jasper, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 to accommodate anyone wanting COVID-19 vaccine after normal business hours. No appointment is needed.
No vaccines other than COVID-19 will be available.
Patrons need to bring identification, insurance cards and COVID-19 vaccination card if available.
The drive-through clinic is open for anyone 12 and older. Anyone under 12 years old must come inside on arrival.
For more information about the clinic, phone 812-481-7056.
The Centers for Disease Conntrol recommendations for booster shots and additional doses:
• People 12 and older should receive a booster shot. People age 12 to 17 must receive a Pfizer booster.
• People who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) should receive a booster shot at least five months after completing their primary vaccine series.
• Moderately or severely immunocompromised people age 5 or older who received an initial mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series should receive an additional primary dose of the same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose.
• Moderately and severely immunocompromised people 12 or older who completed an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received an additional mRNA vaccine dose should receive a single COVID-19 booster dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) at least five months after completing their third mRNA vaccine dose. In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses.
• A person who received one primary dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine should not receive more than two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
A parent must be present for anyone 5-18-years old and must complete a consent for vaccination form. A copy of a parent’s ID and insurance card must be included.
The Indiana Department of Health reports 23,723 Dubois County residents, or 59.5% of the county’s eligible population, is fully vaccinated.
The state reported 89 new COVID-19 cases in the county Tuesday, for a total 10,118 cases including 151 deaths among 29,709 people tested over the course of the pandemic.
Dubois County’s seven-day rolling positivity rate is 22% for all tests and 30.1% among people tested for the first time.
In the area, Pike County reports 13 new cases for 2,916 cases including 45 deaths among 8,007 people tested; Warrick County 147 new cases for 14,796 cases including 209 deaths among 45,168 people tested; Spencer County 28 new cases for 4,191 cases including 56 deaths among 11,897 people tested; Perry County 44 new cases for 3,436 cases including 55 deaths among 12,559 people tested; Crawford County 20 new cases for 1,990 cases including 31 deaths among 7,256 people tested; Orange County 26 new cases including one additional death for 3,897 cases including 81 deaths among 12,332 people tested; Martin County 12 new cases for 1,713 cases including 20 deaths among 6,082 people tested; and Daviess County 38 new cases for 5,847 cases including 124 deaths among 18,854 people tested.
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