Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccination in Hancock County?
Current vaccination sites within Hancock County include:
- Hancock Regional Hospital
- Hancock County Health Department
- Meijer Pharmacy in McCordsville
- Walmart in Greenfield
- Walgreens in Greenfield
- Medicap Pharmacy in Greenfield
You can look for available appointments and schedule your vaccination today at vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov or by calling 211 for additional assistance.
When am I eligible to get vaccinated?
As of March 31, all Hoosiers aged 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Due to FDA testing, those younger than 18 must receive the Pfizer vaccine, which has the Emergency Use Authorization for ages 16 and 17. Proof of age must be shown at your vaccination, so be sure to take note of the vaccine type when scheduling an appointment for a minor.
Will I need to pay for my COVID-19 vaccine?
Currently, the federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free to change to everyone living in the United States, no matter their immigration status or if they possess health insurance. Vaccination providers are permitted to seek reimbursement from the recipient’s insurance provider for the vaccine administration fee, but cannot charge the recipient the remainder of the bill.
What can I expect after my COVID-19 vaccination appointment?
Common side effects of the COVID vaccine likely mean that your body is building protection. These side effects can include pain or redness at your injection site, as well as fatigue, headache or nausea, muscle pain, fever or chills for a few days after your appointment. If your side effects seem concerning or are getting worse after a few days, call your healthcare provider.
Is there a mask mandate in Hancock County?
As of April 6, the mask mandate in Indiana was lifted. However, the order states that face coverings will remain mandatory for the time being in state buildings, COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites, as well as in public schools for the remainder of the school year.
The order also still recommends that face coverings are worn, even where they are not mandated, and Governor Eric Holcomb has stated, “When I visit my favorite restaurant or conduct a public event, I will continue to wear a mask. It is the right thing to do.”
Hancock County Commissioners and Health Department released a letter on the same day as the executive order stating that while they continue to urge residents to remain vigilant in taking appropriate precautions, “it is your prerogative as to whether or not you will wear a mask… and local businesses may or may not require a mask to be worn when frequenting their premises.”
Again, if you have any additional questions about COVID-19 or about getting vaccinated, we recommend calling the Hancock Regional Hospital local COVID-19 hotline at 317-325-2683.