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County Goes into Red Zone, More Vaccine News


On a day when Vanderburgh County slipped into the red zone on Indiana’s COVID dashboard, local officials commented on what changes that will bring while state officials updated the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Wednesday.  

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says he wasn’t surprised to learn that the county had been placed in the most restrictive group in terms of COVID-19 prevalence.

He says the red zone designation will automatically limit gatherings to 25 people.

“So that will certainly change some plans. And we hope and expect that people will adhere to that guideline.”

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday a new phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, that will make the vaccine available to anyone in certain age groups.

Following that, Deaconess Health System issued a release saying a scheduling phone number and link will be available for those in the appropriate age groups starting this Friday.

"Deaconess has been advised that beginning Friday, January 8, at 8 AM (CST), the state scheduling link and phone number will be available.  We will post that information on www.deaconess.com/vaccine at that time. 

Kentucky is also expanding access to now include individuals age 70 or older who live and work in Kentucky.  Those who qualify can schedule their vaccine appointment at Deaconess Henderson Hospital at www.deaconess.com/DHHvaccine or Deaconess Union County Hospital at www.deaconess.com/DUCvaccine."

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