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Fishers Health Department prepares for COVID-19 vaccinations

Interested residents asked to complete survey
Posted at 7:46 PM, Jan 05, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Fishers Health Department has launched a survey for residents regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. They’re expecting to receive a shipment of the vaccine on Thursday.

Those first few doses will go toward members of the “phase one” population identified by the state.
That group includes healthcare workers and first responders. The state has not yet identified which groups will be next, so leaders with the Fishers Health Department are trying to be proactive.

The department is asking residents interested in receiving the vaccine from the health department to fill out an online survey. This will allow them to create a “roster” or database of interested residents so they can assist with notification when those residents qualify for the vaccine.

“Because we don't know who is next and we don't know how people will continue to be notified once they get through these employer notifications, we want to have an active process for notifying residents when the vaccine is available to their group," said Monica Heltz, Public Health Director for the Fishers Health Department.

"This just allows us to have kind of a roster that we can send an email to that says you may have missed your notification from the state, or maybe the state is not notifying people, then we have a list where we can notify people,” said Heltz.

Heltz said this will also allow them to make sure those who qualify but are homebound still have access to the vaccine and it will allow them to create a “standby list” so they can call people if they have extra doses at the end of the day from missed appointments.

"We're ready to get going, ready to be a part of the solution. We're ready to get the vaccine into arms and I know we have a lot of willing arms.”

You can learn more on about the survey here.