HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) — Huntington County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is moving later this week, officials announced Monday.
County health officials say the site will leave Crestview Middle School and relocate back to the Health Department located at 1330 S. Jefferson St., starting Thursday.
The Huntington County Health Department’s vaccination clinic will operate from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
“The Health Department staff and many volunteers have put in countless hours in getting COVID vaccine to the community,” Huntington County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Pflieger said. “We are grateful for the generosity of those dedicated volunteers and everyone involved, including the Huntington County Community School Corporation for letting us use Crestview’s gymnasium to distribute the vaccine since January.”
Pflieger says a mobile unit also will be deployed at times to help further the local vaccination effort.
Huntington County leads the way in northeast Indiana on COVID-19 vaccinations.
As of Monday, 41.5% of eligible Huntington County residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Indiana Department of Health’s Vaccine Dashboard.
That marks the highest rate in Northeast Indiana with Allen County just behind at 41.1%.
Anyone age 12 and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Anyone younger than 18 must receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is available at the Health Department’s vaccination clinic and the Huntington Walgreens pharmacy.
Local pharmacies at Walmart, CVS and Kroger will also provide COVID-19 vaccinations.
Appointments can be scheduled on each retailers’ website, by visiting ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211.
The Huntington County Health Department also will take walk-in appointments when available during clinic hours.