Reid will consolidate COVID-19 vaccination efforts at one location
Nov. 16, 2021 -- Beginning Thursday, Nov. 18, Reid Health will move its public COVID-19 vaccination efforts to one location -- Lingle Hall in the lower level of the hospital.
FREE vaccinations will be available there 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
This location will replace the sites currently in use, including Reid Plaza on Richmond's west side and the clinic on the hospital's main concourse.
The change was made necessary when sewer issues were discovered recently at the Reid Plaza site. Those issues do not affect Reid's PACE Center or any of the tenants occupying other suites at the plaza.
Anyone 5 years and older can be vaccinated at the Lingle Hall location. Appointments can be made by going to ourshot.in.gov. Walk-ins are welcome as well.
Those wishing to have a child between the ages of 5 and 11 vaccinated are asked to make an appointment to allow for thawing and prepping of the children's dose.
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been given Emergency Use Authorization by federal health officials for those under the age of 18. Parents or legal guardians of minor children who will be vaccinated need to be present at the child's appointment.
Today's COVID-19 stats
- Patients in containment areas: 31
- Number of those patients who are unvaccinated: 21 (67.7%)
- COVID-19 patients in the ICU: 7
- Number of those patients who are unvaccinated: 7 (100%)
- COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 4
- Number of those patients who are unvaccinated: 4 (100%)
- Tests submitted since last update: 548
- Lab-confirmed positives since last update: 34 (6.2% positivity rate)
- Suspected COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 9
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.
- Indiana residents can find vaccination sites and schedule an appointment by going to ourshot.in.gov. Ohio residents should use gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
- If you need to be tested for COVID-19, Reid Health offers drive-thru testing at 1200 Chester Blvd. in Richmond. Appointments there are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
- 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.
- The COVID-19 Hotline staff can assist with scheduling a test, receiving test results, and seeking clinical advice. The hotline is open 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.