Bartholomew County Health Department is hosting a mass vaccine clinic on May 25th and 26th at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds – Community Building to administer Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to eligible recipients. 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to individuals age 18 years and older. A photo ID or proof of age will be required at the time of vaccination 

“We have 1,000 doses available for this clinic. Registration is required. Individuals can register at www.ourshot.in.gov. Individuals who do not have internet or computer accessibility to register may contact 211, Thrive Alliance at 812-372-6918, Mill Race Center at 812-376-9241, or WellConnect at 812-376-5136 for further assistance completing their registration.” Amanda Organist, Director of Nursing Division. 

There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee. Individuals should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. 

The vaccine is at least 85% effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19. 

Women younger than age 50 should be aware of a slightly increased risk for a rare but serious blood clotting disorder. Most people who developed these blood clots and low levels of platelets were females ages 18 through 49 years and symptoms began one to two weeks following vaccination. The chance of this occurring is remote. You should seek medical attention right away if you have any of the following symptoms after receiving Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: 

▪ Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision 

▪ Shortness of breath 

▪ Chest pain 

▪ Leg swelling 

▪ Persistent abdominal pain 

▪ Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the site of the injection 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccines under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), meaning the vaccines must be proven safe and effective in the same way that all medications and devices must be. 

For more information, visit www.ourshot.in.gov