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ANDERSON – The Indiana Department of Health will host a free mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Anderson to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“This mobile vaccination site is another way we are working to give all Hoosiers convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines in their communities,” Kris Box, state health commissioner, said in a statement on Tuesday. Press. “I encourage anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of this safe and effective vaccine, which is the best protection we have against this virus.”

People 18 and older will have the option of receiving the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Appointments for the second dose will be scheduled at the time of your first dose.

Children ages 5 to 17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine at this time. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. If the adult is not their guardian, the consent of the guardian must be given. If the appointment was made online, the guardian’s consent was given at that time. According to Madison County Health Department administrator Stephenie Mellinger, a written note giving consent is sufficient.

People between the ages of 16 and 17 are not required to have a guardian present, although this is encouraged. If no guardian is present, written or verbal consent must be given.

Appointments can be made at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211. Although appointments are encouraged, appointments will be accepted.

In an interview last week with the Herald Bulletin, Mellinger said she chose postcode 46016 to host the free testing and vaccination site because of its low vaccination rate. She noted that ZIP code 46016 is the least vaccinated ZIP code in Madison County, at 39.9%.

The mobile screening and vaccination site will be at the Anderson Zion Baptist Church from noon to 8 p.m. February 2-5. The church is located at 2008 Rev. JT Menifee St.

To follow Kylee Mullikin on Twitter @kyleemullikinhb or call 765-640-4250.

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