Press Release from Columbus Regional Health

Columbus Regional Health is pleased to be a Phase 1A Vaccination Site for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

Phase 1A is comprised of providing the vaccine to all eligible and interested healthcare personnel (HCP) and CRH is an administering site for Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Decatur counties. (Note: Decatur County Memorial Hospital is also an administering site. HCP should receive the vaccine in their county of employment or closest administering site location to county of employment).

Those eligible in Phase 1A are HCP in the inpatient and outpatient setting and residents of long-term care facilities. Those who regularly work face-to-face with patients or handle infectious material are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Vaccinations for HCP will begin Friday, Dec. 18 at the CRH site on Keller Blvd.

Throughout the course of the next seven to 10 days, licensed HCP in the region will receive information and a direct link to register for the vaccine from their licensing body. Non-licensed eligible personnel will receive the information and link to register from their employer. These communications will have specific information on how and where to register and available vaccination appointment times.

The above information pertains to Phase 1A Vaccination only.

More information regarding the Phase 1A process and vaccine safety is available at:

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html