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Fishers Health Department to open mass vaccination site in former Marsh

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 12:42:28-05

FISHERS — The first COVID-19 vaccination administered in Fishers Tuesday morning also came with the announcement of a former Marsh store being purchased by the Fishers Health Department.

The former Marsh store, located at 116th Street and Brooks School Road, will serve as a mass vaccination site by the end of January. As the FHD anticipates an increase in supply and demand for the vaccine, the new site will have the ability to vaccinate up to 1,000 people per day.

The 48,000-square-foot site will feature fully operational registration, vaccination, and waiting areas and will be able to service Hoosiers across central Indiana.

Residents who currently qualify for vaccines under the Indiana Department of Health's current priority groups are those 80 years and older, first responders, and healthcare workers. Those interested in receiving a vaccine from any Indiana vaccination site must register at coronavirus.in.gov.

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The first COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Fishers on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
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The mass vaccination site in the process of being rehabilitated by the Fishers Department of Public Works on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

“We are thrilled to have COVID-19 vaccinations available to our residents beginning today,” Monica Heltz, Public Health Director, said. “This vaccine gets us one step closer to controlling the spread of COVID-19 and eventually experiencing some normalcy in our daily lives. I urge each of our residents to get this vaccine and continue to stay vigilant by washing hands, masking up, and distancing from those outside your household.”

According to the FHD, the Indiana Department of Health has delivered 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine to date.

The FHD encourages those interested in receiving a vaccination to complete the Vaccine Interest Form, which will notify those who qualify for the vaccine based on the Indiana Department of Health's priority groups.