Testing & Vaccine Information


Vaccine update from the Vanderburgh County Health Dept. – January 8

Press Release: Vaccine update from the Vanderburgh County Health Dept.

COVID Infections

  • Vanderburgh County along with surrounding counties are in red metric. This advisory level refers to the current guidelines the county must follow. A county must remain at a lower Weekly Two-Metric Score for two consecutive weeks to move down to a lower advisory level. Weekly cases were 726 with a positivity rate of 18.5 
  • Number of COVID cases in Vanderburgh County residents to date is 17539
  • Current death toll in Vanderburgh County is 207
  • Indiana saw a peak in hospitalizations on 12/1/2020 with 3460 COVID patients admitted
  • Peak in Indian deaths was on 12/13/2020 with 72 deaths in one day 

Vaccine

  • Local Health Departments in Indiana now have Moderna COVID vaccine available. 
  • Long Term Care facilities have had COVID vaccine clinics in place to vaccinate staff and residents since Jan 28th and will continue over the course of the next few months.
  • As of Tuesday, vaccine will be available at VCHD and Deaconess and St. Vincent in Vanderburgh County. In Warrick County at Deaconess Gateway and the Warrick County Health Department. 
  • Vaccines now available for health care workers, first responders and those people 80 years older or older.  Link for online registrations for vaccines. www.ourshot.in.gov

Schools

  • Local school corporations are working closely with VCHD and local government to assure Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education guidelines are met or exceeded. Currently we are not identifying spread within schools but infection is noted to be related to outside of school activities and community spread.  
  • All schools in the region have limited attendance at all sporting events to 2 family members. 
  • All schools are reporting to IDOH and the Department of Education the number of positive cases for students and staff.
  • 44% of all positive cases are in the age group of 15-19.