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MHP Covid vaccine clinic opens

Major Health Partners (MHP) began offering COVID-19 vaccines to Hoosiers aged 70 and older as well as healthcare workers and first responders, on Friday, Jan. 15. The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is located in the lower level of the MHP Medical Center at 2451 Intelliplex Drive in Shelbyville.  Patients should use Entrance 2 (main entrance) and will be directed by a member of the MHP staff on where to go from there.   

 

Appointments are required.

 

The COVID Vaccine Clinic will be open noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Appointments can be scheduled on the state’s website at www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211.  You do not have to be an MHP patient to receive a vaccine at this clinic, which will have the capacity to administer more than 190 vaccines a day.

 

Patients need to bring a photo ID with their date of birth and their insurance card (if they have one). While the Covid 19 vaccine is free to everyone, providing us with your insurance information allows the State to bill insurance companies or Medicare an administrative fee. 

 

“We have been eagerly anticipating this day for many months and are thrilled to join hospitals, community pharmacies and other health care facilities across the state to begin protecting Hoosiers from the COVID-19 virus,” said Linda Wessic, MHP Vice President and CNO.  “True to our mission to improve the health and health care of our community, we are committed to offering our resources and talents to support the Indiana State Department of Health in vaccinating as many Hoosiers as possible as quickly as possible.”

 

MHP’s front-line employees began receiving the first doses on December 18, 2020, but they had to travel to Hancock County to get them.  “I’m pleased that nearly 400 employees have received their first dose and of those, about 175 have already received the second and final dose of the Pfizer vaccine, providing them with 95% immunity from the virus,” said Dr. Paula Gustafson, MHP Chief Medical Officer and pediatrician. “This will help ensure our care teams are healthy and available to care for the patients who need our advanced skills and expertise.”

 

Through careful and strategic planning, the MHP pharmacy, operational and patient care teams developed an efficient process for administering and documenting vaccines. As supplies of vaccines increase, MHP plans to continue its partnership with the Health Department to expand its services as needed to ensure the most vulnerable people across the state have access to the vaccine.

 

To ensure patients get both required doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which is necessary for maximum protection, a second appointment will be scheduled for each patient when they receive their first dose.

 

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