ISDH mobile COVID-19 clinic to visit Reelsville

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

REELSVILLE — The Indiana State Department of Health mobile COVID-19 testing vaccination clinic will visit the Reelsville Community Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11.

The clinic, provided by ISDH and Indiana National Guard in conjunction with the Putnam County Health Department, will run from noon-8 p.m. each day. 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.

The Reelsville Community Center (formerly Reelsville Elementary School) is located at 7840 S. CR 625 West, just south of Reelsville/Washington Township Fire Department.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose, while the Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose after 21 days.

Both vaccines have been tested and shown to be highly effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19.

Of the two, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one available to minors ages 12 to 17. It is also the only vaccine of the three currently available in the United States to have garnered the approval of the Food and Drug Administration.

No vaccine is currently available for kids younger than 12.

As of Thursday, 14,808 Putnam County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

By zip codes within Putnam County, the percentages of vaccinated individuals were as follows: Roachdale-37.8 percent, Bainbridge-45.2 percent, Russellville-34.0 percent, Greencastle-45.2 percent, Coatesville-44 percent, Fillmore-48 percent, Cloverdale-46.5 percent and Reelsville-45.5 percent.

While the mobile clinic has twice visited Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle in recent weeks, this is the first such visit to any location elsewhere in Putnam County.

For the second straight week, the ISDH rated Putnam County as an orange advisory level, hovering just below the highest advisory rating of red.

For the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, Putnam County had 729 new cases per 100,000 residents, well above the 200 to qualify for the highest advisory level in that metric.

However, the seven-day positivity rate on all tests remained just below the 15-percent threshold at 14.66 percent.

However, the rolling seven-day average has crept up in the days since, reaching 15.7 percent as of Wednesday.

In neighboring counties, Parke and Clay are at a red advisory level in the latest ratings, while Owen, Morgan, Hendricks and Montgomery are all in the second-highest level like Putnam.

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  • I wonder the COVID count for Putnam and neighboring counties. Noticed nothing published since 2 large public events taking place. hmmm

    -- Posted by beg on Wed, Sep 8, 2021, at 1:13 PM
    Response by Jared Jernagan, Editor, Greencastle Banner-Graphic:
    Story has been updated with that information at the end. Thanks for noticing.
  • Thanks. Excellent work and quick response.

    -- Posted by beg on Wed, Sep 8, 2021, at 3:30 PM
  • Based on national and state numbers, both are down. Looks like we are moving forward. Bet news and gov doesn’t promote this. Double scoop from DC?

    -- Posted by beg on Fri, Sep 10, 2021, at 4:21 PM
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