COVID-19 vaccination site at Coliseum to close Wednesday

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Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 9:18 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Department of Health has announced that they will be closing the COVID-19 vaccine site at the Coliseum starting Wednesday.

The department had recently reopened the clinic in October to encourage residents to get their booster shots and to administer the first pediatric doses in the county. Since the start of the year, the department said it has administered over 51,000 total vaccinations.

“We are thrilled to have again provided vaccinations on a large scale to the whole community,” Mindy Waldron, Allen County Department of Health Administrator, said. “Vaccinations are the most important tool we have to fight COVID-19, and we are so thankful for the hard-working Health Department staff, Coliseum staff and volunteers who have all contributed to our success at this site.”

Starting Dec. 29, anyone interested in getting a vaccine from the department of health can do so at the department’s Medical Annex on New Haven Avenue. The department first opened the vaccination site at the Coliseum in January, giving over 40,000 shots in six months. They then closed the site in June, instead providing shots at the Medical Annex.

“Vaccinations provide needed protection from the most serious outcomes – hospitalization and death – of COVID-19 and continue to be highly encouraged for all who are eligible. The local site will close, but abundant opportunities for residents to receive free vaccinations remain. The Indiana Department of Health lists about 1,400 vaccination sites in the state, and more than 60 are in Allen County,” the department’s release says.

To make a vaccine appointment, visit allencountyhealth.com or ourshot.in.gov.

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