Reid Health administers 50,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose
Nov. 8, 2021 -- Over the weekend, Reid Health passed a milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, administering its 50,000th vaccine dose.
Reid began giving FREE COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-December and continues to do so at two locations available to the public:
- Reid Plaza, 2300 National Road W., Richmond with hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, and
- The main concourse of Reid Health Hospital next to the Home Medical Equipment store with hours of 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Walk-ins are welcome at both sites, but appointments are preferred. Indiana residents can find vaccination locations and sign up for a first, second, or booster shot appointment by going to ourshot.in.gov. Ohio residents should use gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only available at the hospital clinic. Both locations have the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Only those 18 and up can receive Johnson & Johnson or Moderna. Although Pfizer recently was approved for ages 5-11, Reid at this time is only administering the Pfizer vaccine at these locations to those 12 and older while we wait for an allotment of the version specifically made for the younger age group.
Parents or legal guardians of minor children who will be vaccinated need to be present at the time of vaccination.
Today's COVID-19 stats
- Patients in containment areas: 25
- Number of those patients who are unvaccinated: 20 (80%)
- COVID-19 patients in the ICU: 4
- Number of those patients who are unvaccinated: 4 (100%)
- COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 3
- Number of those patients who are unvaccinated: 3 (100%)
- Tests submitted since last update: 567
- Lab-confirmed positives since last update: 16 (2.8% positivity rate)
- Suspected COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 24
Unvaccinated, as defined by the CDC, includes anyone who either has not received a dose or has received only the first of a two-dose vaccine.
Reid Health serves an eight-county area, including Wayne, Randolph, Henry, Union, Fayette, and Franklin counties in Indiana and Darke and Preble counties in Ohio. The statistics above represent patients from throughout the service area.
- You should never delay care. Previous surges have seen patients put off necessary care for emergent issues such as chest pain, stroke symptoms, appendicitis, and even symptoms of cancer. Delaying care can have life-altering consequences.
- COVID-19 vaccines are FREE. They are safe. Make an informed decision by consulting sites such as the CDC and FDA.
- Those with risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness might qualify for an infusion of monoclonal antibodies, a treatment designed to help your immune system fight viruses. The infusion works best when given within a few days of the start of symptoms and can be given regardless of whether you've been vaccinated. For more information, call Reid's COVID-19 Hotline.
- Reid's COVID-19 Hotline staff can assist with scheduling a test, receiving test results, and seeking clinical advice, including for monoclonal antibody treatment. The hotline is available seven days a week by calling (765) 965-4200. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Before you come to a Reid Health site to see a loved one or accompany them to an appointment, be sure to check our latest visitor policy and screening procedures.
- Surgical masks are required in all Reid Health facilities. Cloth masks are not acceptable. Reid will provide you with a surgical mask upon entry if needed.