ISDH COVID strike team at Robe-Ann Park through Wednesday

Monday, August 23, 2021
Taking part in the COVID-19 strike team at Robe-Ann Park, PFC Ethan Barnes of Carmel labels a specimen Monday afternoon. Several members of the Indiana National Guard will be in Greencastle through Wednesday administering COVID-19 tests and vaccines on behalf of the Indiana State Department of Health from noon-8 p.m. each day.

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.

The line of traffic waiting for tests and vaccines snakes its way through the park, backing up almost all the way to Blooomington Street on at least one occasion.

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.

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  • the government is your friend and cares for you. it's free, why hesitate?

    -- Posted by davide_norris on Tue, Aug 24, 2021, at 5:21 PM
  • 8399 new cases in Indiana reported 8/23/21

    -- Posted by goingon80 on Tue, Aug 24, 2021, at 7:35 PM
  • Davide_Norris, I saw conspiracy theories are now going for a dime a dozen, you should pick up a few more at this low rate.

    -- Posted by Koios on Tue, Aug 24, 2021, at 9:52 PM
  • Really? I think free is fully misunderstood. It isn't free. Economics have nothing to do with conspiracy. I don't think so anyway.

    Two different issues. Both worthy of conversation

    Government does want us to think we care! All sides promote it and LLS theology demands that we think they care. Righty's promote caring differently but still try to do the same thing so I take government off the table.

    Not sure why the sensitivity to an economics comment. I am willing to ask 2 questions:

    1. Who is paying for all these shots?

    oops. don't have a 2nd question!!! Silly me

    -- Posted by beg on Tue, Aug 24, 2021, at 10:56 PM
  • We the TAXPAYER are paying for these vaccines and test.

    When tax time comes you will all be crying.

    -- Posted by jmack46120 on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 12:55 PM
  • remember...

    the only ones who get immunity...

    big pharma

    -- Posted by direstraits on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 2:24 PM
  • "You're just gonna listen to doctors who studied medicine for 10 years? Wow enjoy

    being sheep, I'm gonna listen to a stay

    at home moms Facebook page cause

    I'm an independent thinker" -- direstraits probably

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 2:44 PM

    Here is how the Aussies are handling the covid flu.

    Coming here soon?

    -- Posted by direstraits on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 4:59 PM
  • *

    Does anyone else wonder why people are so quick to attack the "others" instead of having civil discourse? (And yes, I will admit that I engaged in some rude behavior in the past.)

    It's b/c we are being conditioned.

    The government likes it when there is discord. More discord brings more government "to keep the peace".

    Why do you think we have been in practically endless wars for a hundred years?

    The last legitimate war we were in was the War of 1812 when we were invaded. In every other war since then there has been a contrivance to entangle the United States in war.

    Try it out.

    In the meantime: There are people so driven by fear that they are willing to force submission onto those that dissent.

    What are you afraid of?

    We all know that the 'rona isn't going away.

    The shots, the masks, the "one simple trick"s to prevent or treat the 'rona are all viable therapies if you should decide to use them.

    Talk to your doctor and decide what's right FOR YOU.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 8:48 PM
  • The frog is still comfortable, but the water IS getting warmer.

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 9:10 PM
  • ďDoes anyone else wonder why people are so quick to attack the "others" instead of having civil discourse?Ē

    I wonder about that a lot. Look at our current Congress. Thatís all they do, both sides. Look at our current cable news divide. Thatís all they do, both sides. President Trump really used this to his advantage and excelled at doing it. Pelosi and the squad also, but they arenít as good at it, however they contribute to the problem. It would do us all good to reflect on this, our Democracy demands it.

    -- Posted by Koios on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 9:26 PM
  • *

    I agree with DPR and Koios in the same thread. What is the world coming to lol? This must explain the group of pigs I saw flying over earlier....

    -- Posted by RSOTS on Wed, Aug 25, 2021, at 10:28 PM
  • Thank you for providing this service. Itís vital.

    -- Posted by GladysK on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 4:47 PM
  • Koios,

    Seeking conversation and civility, no name calling, etc!

    I am on board.

    -- Posted by beg on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 8:36 PM
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