Walk-ins can get Moderna vaccine Saturday from health department

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Dr. David Jetmore, Wayne County health officer, and local state representative Dr. Brad Barrett smile at Wayne County Health Department’s March 27 clinic, during which they helped administer COVID-19 vaccinations. In six hours, 640 Hoosiers were vaccinated at the former Elder-Beerman store in downtown Richmond. Supplied by Wayne County Health Department

Wayne County Health Department is offering a one-day vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 10, and will be open three days a week in April to offer the two-dose Moderna vaccine to those with appointments as well as walk-ins.

The one-day clinic will be offered at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the former Elder-Beerman store, 601 E. Main St., Richmond.

WCHD also is regularly scheduling Moderna clinics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week in April.

Appointments are encouraged for any of those Moderna clinics, but walk-ins will be accepted.

The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose series and is 95 percent effective against severe infection of COVID-19. It is approved for anyone 18 or older.

Appointments can be made by visiting https://ourshot.in.gov, by calling (765) 973-9245, Indiana 211, or trained staff at Morrisson-Reeves Library, (765) 966-8291.

“It is our shot, Wayne County,” said Wayne County Health Officer Dr. David Jetmore. “Our shot to take control of the pandemic. Take it!”

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