[GREENCASTLE, IN] – The Putnam County Health Department, in partnership with DePauw University and Hendricks Regional Health, has announced a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic on Friday, April 2nd on DePauw’s campus.
The clinic will be open to anyone who meets Indiana’s eligibility requirements — including community members, teachers, healthcare workers, and DePauw students and employees — with one exception. Although Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday expanded the eligible population to those age 16 or older, effective March 31, the clinic at DePauw will be administering the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for use in people age 18 or older. Proof of age and residency will be required.
The clinic will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at DePauw’s Lilly Center, 1 E. Olive St.
Putnam County Health Officer Adam Amos said, “When the Indiana Department of Health offered us extra vaccine to provide to the community, we jumped at the chance. With world-renowned partners such as DePauw University and Hendricks Regional Health, we have no doubt that this will be the most successful vaccination effort Putnam County has ever seen.”
“This clinic is a wonderful example of the meaningful partnerships DePauw seeks with others in our community,” DePauw President Lori White said. “I’m thrilled that our students and faculty and staff members – and members of the Greencastle community as well – will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. There’s light at the end of this long and troubling tunnel.”
As with any Indiana vaccination site, appointments must be made in advance by calling 211 or visiting ourshot.in.gov. Patients will be sent a text message or an email confirming their appointment and allowing them to register before the appointment. DePauw students should use their campus address to register (more information for the campus community can be found by visiting DePauw’s COVID-19 Vaccine website).
Once an appointment is made, patients will be sent a text message or email to confirm, which will also allow them to pre-register prior to their appointment. Upon arrival, patients will check in and be directed to the spot where they’ll receive their vaccine. Patients then will be escorted to an observation area, where they will be monitored for 15 to 30 minutes. Patients are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To date, more than a million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated, including more than 4,400 Putnam County residents.
For information about the COVID-19 vaccine at DePauw, visit DePauw COVID-19 Vaccine website.
The intent of the Putnam County Health Department is to prevent, promote, and protect the health, safety, and vital records for the people of Putnam County by providing various health and wellness screening services, educational programs, enforcing public health laws, and collecting and accurately recording all vital events occurring in Putnam County.
The mission of Hendricks Regional Health is to improve the health of our region through the provision of high-quality health care in a compassionate, technologically advanced and efficient environment. Our vision and values make us different than other healthcare providers. Our focus on community support, our physicians and associates, and quality of care, is truly remarkable.