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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.

To schedule an appointment for your vaccination, visit https://ourshot.in.gov/ or call 2-1-1.

If you'd like assistance scheduling an appointment, give us a call at 946-3432 or call our local Vaccine Hotline at 946-2592.

More Information About the Vaccine

Who Is Eligible?

As of 3/31/21, all Hoosiers aged 16 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine.  (Residents aged 16 or 17 are currently only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and require the consent of a parent or guardian.)

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: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which are the only vaccines currently available in Pulaski County, have been thoroughly tested and meet all safety standards. 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.