Dearborn County Launches Vaccine Clinics

Press Release 1/08/2021


The [ DEARBORN COUNTY LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT] will begin vaccinations for the public on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at the Lawrenceburg event center (91 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg). On January 8 at 9:00 AM, the state of Indiana is going to open a website in order to begin scheduling appointments to administer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible recipients. This website is

The vaccine is now available to individuals age 80 and older, as well as to licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact. A photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.

Due to limited supply, vaccine is available by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. That complete list will be posted to , and appointments can also be scheduled at that website beginning Friday, Jan. 8 at 9 AM. Also, Hoosiers can call 211 to get assistance in registering for the vaccination over the phone. There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee. Individuals should bring a photo ID and
an insurance card if they have one.

Two vaccines, developed by Pfizer and Moderna, are currently available. Each requires two doses administered at least 21 days apart for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days apart for the Moderna vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after the second vaccination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccines under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), meaning the vaccines must be proven safe and effective in the same way that all medications and devices must be. The vaccines have been found in trials to be 94 percent to 95 percent
effective in preventing COVID-19 infections in participants. Side effects are uncommon, temporary and generally mild, including fatigue, headache and sometimes fever.

People who have been vaccinated may still be able to infect others, so even those who are vaccinated should continue wearing a mask and quarantining if they are a close contact of a positive case.

The best ways to protect yourself and others are to:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home when you’re sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you have trouble reaching assistance in Indiana with the “211” number, call: 866-211-9966.

Some have noted if you call 211 from a phone registered in Ohio (513) area code, you will get referred to Ohio and not be able to get help.

You can also call the “area agency on aging” for assistance: 812-432-6200 or 800-742-5001. They are also helping people register