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March 10, 2021
According to the Post-Tribune, Indiana is expanding to reach those 16 years old and older. That means over 250,000 residents are now eligible, according to the state. Appointments can be scheduled for those 16 years and over through the state’s website at or by calling 2-1-1.
The publication goes on to say, vaccines would be available through 55 hospitals and 91 county health departments. Those include Methodist in Gary and Merrillville, Community Hospital in Munster, Franciscan in Hammond, Crown Point and Michigan City.
For its clinic, Franciscan Health Crown Point is adding Saturday hours, 8 a.m. to noon, just for those 16 and older, spokesman Robert Blaszkiewicz said.
The Gary Health Department said it would get about 200 doses per week, slated for EMTs and those 16-plus.
The Lake County Health Department is planning a vaccination site at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. They are expecting to get about 800 doses per week. Once supply increases, it will set up a second site at Wicker Park in Highland.
The Porter County Health Department would have its own site. A representative was not immediately available. An automated message Friday said it did not yet have the vaccine. It is expecting 600 doses per week.
How to schedule
Residents 16 and older can call 2-1-1 or go online to ourshot.in.gov to schedule. They will be directed to the nearest vaccine site.
Free Transportation to Gary Vaccination clinic
Rideshare service Lyft, along with the Gary Public Transportation
Corporation (GPTC), are providing free rides to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Roosevelt Park in Gary, for Hoosiers 16 years of age and older.
• LYFT: IU Health is coordinating the free Lyft rides. Simply call IU Health at 1-888-484-3258 and select option 9. An operator will arrange a Lyft ride for your appointment.
• GPTC: For a free fare to the vaccination clinic, simply tell your driver you are going to the Roosevelt Park clinic, then show the driver your vaccination card on the return trip.
NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this clinic. (Language interpretation and support for those with disabilities, hearing or vision impairments are also available onsite.)
Walk-in entrance: 730 W 25th Ave., Gary, IN 46407
Drive through entrance: 2401 Harrison St., Gary, IN 46407