Eligible Hoosiers begin to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 4:42 PM EST
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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (FOX19) - Day one of COVID-19 vaccinations in Dearborn County saw around 100 doses administered to eligible Hoosiers.

Dearborn County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Eliason said the first day of vaccines for first responders, healthcare workers, and people 80 years of age and older went smooth with a few kinks here and there.

One hundred doses of the Moderna vaccine were available Tuesday, while another 100 will be ready Wednesday, Eliason said.

Some people coming in for appointments on Tuesday said it was a simple process. You check-in, sit down and get your shot.

Those getting the vaccine do have to stay for about 15 minutes after the shot to make sure there isn’t a reaction. The second dose will be given 28 days later.

Some who were vaccinated on Tuesday said the shot gives them some relief and a feeling of protection.

“Actually, I was very thankful that I got in when I did because I have 12 grandchildren and five children really, and so I have a big family and they travel a lot,” Barbara Hauser of Sparta Township said. “So, now I’ll feel a lot more protected.”

There is more good news for Hoosiers in the Tri-State area.

Dr. Eliason says he found out on Monday they will receive around 500 more doses of the vaccine next and another 500 the following week.

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