Putnam Health Department administers 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Smiling behind her mask, Greencastle resident Natalie receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Monday from nurse Grace Taylor. The shot was the 10,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered by the Putnam County Health Department.
Courtesy Putnam County Health Department

The Putnam County Health Department administered its 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination on Monday.

The shot was administered by the department’s newly hired health nurse, Grace Taylor, to Greencastle resident Natalie.

“This milestone was reached through the tireless efforts of our staff and the countless hours of dedication from our outstanding team of volunteers,” Health Department Administrator Joni Young said. “We owe our success in large part to the Putnam County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), dozens of dedicated community members and many DePauw University student volunteers. Their relentless effort to help vaccinate our community is beyond commendable.”

To date, more than 8,000 Putnam County residents have been fully vaccinated. Appointments are still available for the Moderna vaccine, offered at the Putnam County Health Department by visiting www.ourshot.in.gov. Walk-ins are being accepted Monday through Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., as well as 1-3 p.m.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination effort, visit www.ourshot.in.gov.

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