Hundreds of Eligible Residents Received COVID-19 Vaccine Over the Weekend in Jasper


JASPER -- The Dubois County Health Department vaccinated hundreds of residents for COVID-19 on Saturday.

This second mass vaccination clinic was held at Jasper Middle School.

“Last week was a huge success and I think this one as well,” Dubois County Health Department Administrative Director Shawn Werner said over the weekend in an interview with our media partner, WFIE-TV. “We’ve been getting people through rather quickly, improving our process so there’s really no wait today at all.”

Werner told WITZ Radio News last week that 940 people got the vaccine in the first vaccination clinic held at the middle school on Saturday the 23rd.   The goal this past weekend was to vaccinate 450 eligible residents.

“Everybody is doing very well with it,” Werner said. “Obviously, you’re going to get a sore arm probably. You could have a little bit of fever. That’s just the immune response and that’s normal.”

So far, 5,381 residents have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in Dubois County.

Around 1,650 people have received both doses, classifying them as “fully vaccinated.”  Dubois County has over three times more residents fully vaccinated than any other county in our listening area.

This data is coming from the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.