Marion, Ind. (Jan. 8, 2021) – Following guidelines set by the Indiana Department of Health
for phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution,
Marion General Hospital (MGH) and the
Grant County Health Department will start vaccinating Grant County residents who are 80 years and older
starting Monday, January 11.
Starting Monday, the vaccine will be 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.
The state has determined vaccination priority in phase 1B by identifying
age groups with the highest death rate. According to the Indiana Department
of Health, just 3.8% of Indiana’s population are over 80 years old,
but this group accounts for more than 19% of COVID-19 hospitalizations
and 52% of COVID-19 deaths.
Vaccine instructions for eligible individuals:
Register for an appointment online at
ourshot.in.gov and click on “find a vaccination site”.
- Or, call 2-1-1 to register and schedule an appointment by phone through
the Indiana Department of Health.
- MGH Vaccine Clinic: When arriving for the vaccination appointment, enter
the hospital via the main entrance at 441 N. Wabash Avenue in Marion.
There is vaccine-only parking available on the first level of the parking garage.
Grant County Health Department Vaccine Clinic: enter the health department
through the main lobby via the 4th Street entrance or through the south parking lot at 401 S. Adams Street,
- A photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare
worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.
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There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration
fee, so bring an insurance card if applicable. Individuals will be screened
prior to the vaccine administration and will be monitored for fifteen
minutes following the injection.
As of today, MGH has vaccinated nearly 1700 individuals in the first phase
of the vaccine roll out and will continue to receive vaccine shipments
from the state.
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. All residents can help
to stop the spread by wearing a mask, regular hand washing, and avoiding crowds.
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.
For more information on Indiana’s COVID-19 positivity rates and
vaccine data please visit: