Governor Holcomb and FEMA Announce Mass Vaccination Clinic to Begin in Gary

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced an eight-week COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic will begin in Gary next week. The clinic will run from April 7th to June 2nd at the site of the former Roosevelt High School. The Governor’s office said the location was recommended by Indiana and selected by FEMA based on its proximity to a large number of Indiana’s high-risk citizens and medically underserved populations. “By opening this mass vaccination clinic in Gary, more Hoosiers will have convenient access to this life-saving vaccine in their own backyard,” said Governor Holcomb.  “We are grateful that our federal partners selected Gary in this next phase of the roll-out process, and I want to encourage every Hoosier to sign up for a vaccine so that they can protect themselves and those they love.” Officials say the Gary clinic will be a drive-thru operation but will be accessible to those who come by bus or other modes of transportation. Additional doses will be allocated to mobile units that will host clinics in underserved communities throughout northern Indiana. More than 100-thousand Hoosiers are expected to be vaccinated. State officials say the Roosevelt High School vaccination clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT seven days a week and will offer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine during the first three weeks of operation. Hoosiers vaccinated during that timeframe will be guaranteed a second dose during the fourth, fifth, and sixth weeks of the clinic. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered the final two weeks of the operation, officials said. Operational hours and locations for the mobile units are still being finalized.
Registration for the mass vaccination and mobile sites is expected to open later this week at https://ourshot.in.gov .