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MHP Covid Incident Command Update - December 1

Major Health Partners issued a Covid Incident Command Update on Wednesday, December 1.  It includes information on an upcoming pedatric Covid vaccination clinic.


Pediatric Covid Vaccine Clinic

A Pediatric Covid Vaccination Clinic will be held Saturday, December 11, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm We will administer the newly approved Covid vaccine for ages 5-11, which is one-third of the adult dose.  We will also administer the Covid vaccine for pediatric patients ages 12+. 


Please call MHP Pediatrics (317) 398-7337 to schedule your vaccine appointment.


Covid testing positivity rate

Indiana’s Covid positivity rate is at 12.2% and Shelby County’s positivity rate is 10.1%.  Both represent a substantial increase compared to the prior reporting period. 


Shelby County’s rise in Covid positivity rate places us in the “orange” category.   


MHP Priority Care and primary care walk-ins

Walk-in volumes at all locations have experienced an increase beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Priority Care is averaging 90+ urgent care patients per day.  Priority Care has experienced a rise in Covid positivity. 


MHP Family and Internal Medicine is seeing 50+ walk-in patients per day, also with an increase in Covid positivity. 


MHP Pediatrics is seeing 80+ walk-in patients per day, which is well above our average. 


Emergency Department

The Emergency Department is seeing between 70-75 patients per day over the last four days, which remains above our normal volumes.  There has also been an increase in Covid infusion referrals. 


We are averaging over 25 Regeneron infusions per day.  We have 75 remaining doses of Regeneron and we hope to receive additional doses soon. 


Inpatient unit

38 of our 40 beds are occupied on our 3rd floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have seven critical care patients on the 3rd floor and five of those patients are due to Covid.  Of the five Covid-related critical care patientsonly one is vaccinated.   
  • We have five patients on ventilators, plus three additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap.  All vented patients are due to Covid. 
  • Seventeen of our inpatients are Covid positive and twelve of them are unvaccinated.