FRANKLIN — The Johnson County Public Library is rolling out a program to help eligible Hoosiers schedule COVID-19 vaccinations.
Through discussions with Johnson County health officials, the library learned of a need to help people without internet access or who are confused about how to go about the process of scheduling an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
A service to help bridge that gap begins on Wednesday. Through a partnership with the Johnson County Health Department and Johnson Memorial Health, the library will scan for open appointment slots that are updated in real-time. The service will also ensure that all open appointments are being filled at Johnson Memorial Health.
Library officials said if a person wishes to schedule an appointment at a location other than Johnson Memorial Hospital, JCPL can assist with scheduling an appointment through the Indiana Vaccine Registration site.
All four Johnson County Library Branches will take calls to schedule eligible Hoosiers for a vaccination appointment. Interested individuals may also call the library's administration office, the JCPL Library Services Center.
"We are excited to offer this important initiative to improve the health and well-being of Johnson County residents," Sarah Taylor, JCPL assistant director, said. "We understand that lack of internet or navigating a new registration process can sometimes be overwhelming and we are happy to help make this process easy and accessible to all."
The JCPL Library Services Center can be reached at 317-738-9835 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Branches are available Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as well as Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can reach the branches here:
- White River, 317-885-1330
- Franklin, 317-738-2833
- Trafalgar, 317-878-9560
- Clark Pleasant, 317-535-6206
The Johnson County Public Library is not affiliated with the Greenwood Public Library or the Edinburgh Public Library.