JASPER — After a near-record for single-day COVID-19 cases reported in Dubois County, Indiana Department of Health reported a global technical issue caused delays in the daily updates.
No updated report was available at deadline Thursday.
The 163 new cases reported in the county Wednesday is just two shy of the record 165 cases reported Dec. 15, 2020, before vaccines were widely available.
The county’s seven-day rolling positivity rate Wednesday was at 22.8% for all tests, and at 31.1% among people tested for the first time.
Northeast Dubois County Schools continue Friday on a virtual learning plan as a precaution in the most recent case surge.
In addition to regular testing and vaccination scheduled, Dubois County Health Department offers an 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 Control 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.