The Hamilton County Health Dept. will move its vaccine clinic into the 4-H Fairgrounds’ Exhibition Hall Feb. 1. The clinic was originally set up at the Annex Building at the fairgrounds.
The move will provide more space for vaccine clinic operations.
“The county’s buildings and grounds crew has been working nonstop this week to help get the new clinic set up,” stated Christian Walker, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Hamilton County Health Dept. “Anyone with an appointment next week should plan to come to the new facility. New signage will be installed to help get people where they need to go.”
Hamilton County is allotted 800 doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine per week, and it expects that number to double by mid-month. The Exhibition Hall has six times the space of the Annex Building and will allow the health department to administer up to 3,600 doses per week.
“Moving to this larger space will allow us to scale up quickly once more vaccine becomes available,” Walker stated. “Supply is our only hinderance to getting more people vaccinated at this point.”
Vaccines are administered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the fairgrounds. Health care providers, first responders and people of 70 and older can register for an appointment at ourshot.in.gov, by calling 2-1-1, through AARP or through their local libraries.