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COVID-19 vaccinations available Wednesday through Saturday at Ivy Tech – Palladium-Item

RICHMOND, Ind. — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available this week at Ivy Tech Community College Richmond.

The Indiana State Department of Health will conduct a free mobile clinic for residents age 12 and older. No appointments are necessary.

The clinic will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Wednesday through Saturday inside Ivy Tech’s building at 2357 Chester Blvd.


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Reid Health also resumes vaccinations this week inside the Kuhlman Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Road. The vaccinations will be available there 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, noon-4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

After pausing starting June 12 for the Wayne County 4-H Fair and the July Fourth holiday, vaccinations will now be offered in office space inside Kuhlman Center. Those arriving there for vaccinations should enter the doors on the building’s south side.

Vaccinations also continue daily at Reid Health’s Urgent Care location and its Ready Care Clinic inside Meijer and Monday through Friday at the Wayne County Health Department.

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Last week, 420 doses of vaccine were given to Wayne County residents, according to state statistics. There were 247 residents who became fully vaccinated during the week and another 173 residents who received their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

Overall, 23,910 Wayne County residents — about 36% of the population — are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Another 1,231 residents have received a first dose, so about 38% of the county’s residents have received some vaccine.

Tuesday’s state update shows there have been 7,182 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 201 deaths from COVID-19 complications among Wayne County residents.

There were 11 new laboratory-confirmed cases reported among Wayne County residents June 28 to July 4, which is the Monday-Sunday time period the state uses to calculate the county’s metric score. The 11 cases ended a streak of two consecutive weeks with single-digit cases.

Only once since the pandemic began has Wayne County recorded more than two consecutive weeks with single-digit new case totals. That occurred over four weeks from April 6, 2020, through May 3, 2020.

The 11 cases and a seven-day positivity rate of 1.3% in Tuesday’s update will keep Wayne County in the state’s blue advisory level this week with a 0.5 metric score.

Other area counties and their case and death totals are:

  • Darke County: 5,429 positive cases and 129 deaths;
  • Henry County: 5,909 positives and 111 deaths;
  • Fayette County: 2,853 positives and 64 deaths;
  • Franklin County: 1,705 positives and 35 deaths;
  • Preble County: 3,883 positives and 106 deaths;
  • Randolph County: 2,454 positives and 83 deaths;
  • Union County: 731 positives and 10 deaths.

Indiana has recorded 755,700 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13,459 COVID-related deaths through Monday. The Ohio Department of Health’s Monday update reported 1,112,499 cases and 20,344 deaths.