Memorial Hospital addresses vaccine

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and all MHHCC clinics have received a significant volume of phone calls regarding COVID-19 vaccines, according to a hospital news release.

At this time, Memorial Hospital has been tasked with vaccinating frontline healthcare workers. "We will complete the first dose vaccines for frontline healthcare providers today and will begin providing the second dose for frontline healthcare workers who received the first dose at MHHCC on Friday," states the release, which was sent Thursday.

"We are grateful for the response from the community for COVID-19 vaccines," it states. "We ask your patience as local health departments and the state are gearing up to provide vaccines to the community."

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Hoosiers 80 years and older will be able to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit or dial 211. As more vaccinations are available, additional age groups will be able to schedule an appointment.

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