ISDH COVID strike team at Robe-Ann Park through Wednesday
The Indiana Department of Health is providing free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at Robe-Ann Park through Wednesday.
The team will be at the park from noon-8 p.m. each day. Both the testing and vaccines are available to walk-in clients. No appointment is required.
Rapid testing as well as PCR testing is available as well as a choice of the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Those interested are encouraged to use the main park entrance at 405 Bloomington St.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose, while the Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose after 21 days.
Of the two, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one available to minors ages 12 to 17. No vaccine is currently available for kids under 12.
Both vaccines have been tested and shown to be highly effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19.
Additionally, on Monday the Pfizer vaccine became the first to receive full FDA approval.
Increasing case counts and positivity rates moved Putnam County back into the ISDH red advisory level based on the week ending on Monday, Aug. 16. During that period, the county had 193 new positive cases of COVID-19, for a weekly average of 455 per 100,000 residents and a 17.65 seven-day positivity rates.
While official numbers for the following week will not be available for the following week until this Wednesday, the county had unofficially reported 194 new cases in just six days from Aug. 17-22, including 91 new cases on Thursday, Aug. 19.