Covid-19 Testing and Vaccine Coming to Fairgrounds Next Week

Covid-19 Testing and Vaccine Coming to Fairgrounds Next Week

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WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND - MARCH 16: Dawn Canova, clinical manager for outpatient wound care at Carroll Hospital takes samples from people to test them for the coronavirus at a drive-thru station in the hospital's parking garage March 16, 2020 in Westminster, Maryland. Not open to the general public for testing, the station was set up to take samples from people who had spoken with their doctors and received explicit direction to get a test for the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

According to the Washington County Health Department, the Indiana State Department of Health is coming to Washington County to host a three-day Covid 19 testing/vaccine site. 

Health Nurse Alicia Thompson said the event will take place at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 21, Wednesday, September 22nd, and Thursday, September 23rd. 

The time is from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. each day. 

They will have rapid testing available as well as PCR testing, both of which detect the current covid infection, said Thompson. 

They will also be offering the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine for anyone age-eligible and interested in receiving the Covid vaccine. 

The Pfizer vaccine is available for anyone 12 years and up and is a two-dose series.

The second dose would be administered 21 days after the first dose. 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is for anyone 18 years and up, and only requires one dose.

St. Vincent Salem will be providing the Pfizer Vaccine on Friday Night on the Square and on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the hospital front classroom. 

No appointment is necessary.