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State To Open Mass Vaccination Site In Gary, Mobile Clinics Throughout Northern Indiana

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Justin Hicks
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IPB News

Hoosiers in northwest Indiana – and across northern Indiana – will soon have access to more COVID-19 vaccination opportunities. 

The state is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up a mass vaccination site in Gary that will deliver 2,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per day. It will run from April 7 through June 2.

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The Gary site will be a drive-thru clinic, though it will serve Hoosiers who arrive via bus or by any other mode of transportation. It will be at the former Roosevelt High School. The state said it chose that location because it’s close to large numbers of high-risk Hoosiers and medically underserved populations.

The state’s partnership with FEMA will also create mobile vaccination clinics that will operate throughout northern Indiana, delivering 1,000 doses a day. They will target underserved communities.

Registration for the mass vaccination site and the mobile clinics will open up later this week.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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