BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- The first COVID-19 vaccinations in Dubois County are being administered this morning at Memorial Hospital.
The vaccine arrived at Memorial Hospital in Jasper on Thursday.
He'll also be talking to others on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. They’ll share what they are seeing in the ICU and how the surge in cases is impacting their facility, staff and community.
News Director David Shepherd will be talking to one of the ICU doctors after she receives her vaccine later this morning.
Phase 1A is in progress now. It includes health care workers and residents of Long Term Care Facilities.
High risk patients will get the vaccine in Phase 1B. The state has not yet defined who will be considered high risk. There is also no timeline as to when Phase 1B will begin.
In Phase 2, the vaccine will be administered to those who live and work in high risk conditions. Those include jails, the homeless, and critical infrastructure workers.
The general public will be able to get the vaccine in Phase 3 but, again, the state cannot say when that may be, but, it’s expected to be months before we move into that final phase.