COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Information From Your Indispensable Healthcare Partner

The COVID-19 vaccines are our best hope for controlling the spread of coronavirus and safely resuming the activities we love.

Find the latest information on vaccine availability and safety, answers to FAQs and information on how you can get vaccinated.

What You Need to Know About Covid Vaccine

What You Need to Know

There are currently three FDA-approved vaccines for COVID. They are safe, thoroughly tested and approved for the public. They are being rolled out by each state according to exposure risk and priority populations, based on the latest guidance from the CDC.

COVID Vaccine FAQs

Have questions about COVID vaccines? Get answers here.

Recently, we received uplifting news in the fight against COVID. Three effective vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic are FDA-approved. These new vaccines are a promising development in our fight against coronavirus, and we want to make sure you have all the latest and greatest information about them.

The vaccination site for Hendricks and Putnam counties is the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds. Please schedule online if you are 16 years or older. 

These vaccines introduce harmless molecules to your body that trigger your immune system to help stop the coronavirus. This helps you build up antibodies that are ready to fight the virus without making you sick with it.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a traditional vaccine, which introduces a tiny piece of weakened virus to your immune system. Pfizer and Moderna are mRNA vaccines, which send your cells a message that triggers an effective immune response against COVID. None of these vaccines change your DNA in any way and, while new, have been proven to be safe.

Based on clinical results, all three of the FDA-approved vaccines are effective in preventing new COVID infections.

With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need two shots in order for them to work, and it takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require two shots will not fully protect you until two weeks after your second shot. Johnson & Johnson requires only one shot, and reaches full efficacy after two weeks.

No vaccine is 100% effective, and we don’t fully understand whether these vaccines will keep you from transmitting the virus even if you are protected. Continue to use all the tools available to help stop this pandemic: Cover your mouth and nose with a mask, stay at least six feet from others, avoid crowds and wash your hands often.

How to Get Your Vaccination

In Indiana, individuals aged 16 and older are able to receive the vaccine. 

The current eligibility requirements may vary; please click below to check eligibility requirements.

CHECK ELIGIBILITY
SCHEDULE ONLINE

SCHEDULE BY PHONE: call 2-1-1; hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends
LOCATION: Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds1900 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122

When scheduling online, Hoosiers can enter their zip code to see a map of vaccination clinics and available appointments at those sites.

QUICK TIPS:

  • • A family member can make the appointment on behalf of a senior
  • • Vaccinations are free
  • • Vaccine recipient must bring photo ID to appointment
  • • Appointment to receive second dose will be made at the clinic when the first dose is given

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