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JCHD To Begin Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:24 AM

By Jefferson County Health Department, news release

Those eligible to receive the vaccine are first responders, coroners and funeral directors, as well as licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers.

(Madison, Ind.) – The Jefferson County Health Department announced yesterday that they are expecting their first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine late this week, with distribution beginning on Monday, January 11.

At this time those who are eligible to receive the vaccine are first responders who have in-person contact with the public, coroners and funeral directors who have contact with infectious material, as well as licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.

All individuals who are eligible at this time should receive an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association, or the State of Indiana (Indiana Department of Health, Professional Licensing Agency, Family & Social Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, or another state agency).

If you meet one of these qualifications please be patient, make sure your email is updated with Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, and continue to check your email and SPAM. If you are eligible and haven’t received an invitation, please ask your employer.

The Jefferson County Health Department will be following the Indiana Department of Health vaccine plan phases approach. You can follow along at www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine There is not a waiting list for the vaccine. Once vaccine becomes available to different populations The Jefferson County Health Department will make announcements throughout local media, Jefferson County Web Site www.jeffersoncounty.in.gov and the Jefferson County Health Department Indiana Facebook page.

The Jefferson County Health Department will be utilizing an online scheduling tool provided by the Indiana Department of Health to streamline the process. Those without internet access can be assisted by the Jefferson County Health Department staff.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the Jefferson County Health Department at (812) 273-1942

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