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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The library has been working with the Pulaski County Health Department during our local COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

We’ve assisted onsite at the clinic, provided laptops for use by clinic registrants and vaccine administrators, helped communicate with clinic volunteers, and scheduled hundreds of people to receive their first doses.

We’re working to contact interested individuals once the vaccine becomes available for their priority group.  If you’d like to put your name on that list, fill out the online form at https://forms.gle/zdWKUCf4zSGJV6Ww5 or call our local Vaccine Hotline at 946-2592.

To learn more about Indiana's vaccine rollout or to self-schedule an appointment, visit https://ourshot.in.gov/ or call 2-1-1.

More Information About the Vaccine

Who Is Eligible?

As of 3/2/21, those eligible to receive the vaccine in Indiana are:

1: First responders

2: Long-term care facility residents

3: Healthcare workers

4: People age 55 and older

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will it cost to get vaccinated?

A: It's free. Providers may bill your insurance, but you cannot be billed for receiving the vaccine even if you do not have insurance.

Q: Can I sign up my eligible family member?

A: Yes! If you know someone who is eligible for the vaccine and doesn't have internet access or can't use a phone, you can sign them up for an appointment. The recipient will need to bring a photo ID or other proof of eligibility to their appointment.

Q: Why do I need an appointment? Can't I just walk in?

A: The vaccine takes 2 hours to thaw and must be administered within 6 hours of being removed from cold storage. Given this very specific window, appointments are a necessity.

Q: How many days do I have to wait between getting the first and second shots?

A: You must wait at least 21 days before receiving the second Pfizer shot or at least 28 days before receiving the second Moderna shot. If you miss your appointment for your second shot at 21 days (for Pfizer vaccine) or 28 days (for Moderna vaccine), it’s OK. Those marks are the earliest you can get the second shots. Please make an appointment as soon as possible after that time. It’s important to make sure you get your second shot so you are fully protected and that both shots come from the same producer.

Q: Is the vaccine safe?

A: Yes. The vaccine has been thoroughly tested and meets all safety standards. However, if you have a history of allergic reactions to injections read the CDC's guidance on vaccines and allergic reactions or talk with your doctor before making a vaccination appointment. People who are pregnant should also consult their doctor before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Have more questions? Find all the answers by calling 211 or by visiting ourshot.in.gov.