Evansville, IN – The Vanderburgh County Health Department (VCHD) will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations at the following sites and events during the week of August 2, 2021 (see image).
The National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 is an annual, all-ages, community-building event hosted by the Evansville Police Department to promote police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Admission, food and drinks will all be provided at no cost. Activities will be set up both indoor and outdoor at the CK Newsome Community Center, and vaccines will be available from 6 PM – 8:30 PM. In addition to its weekly Tuesday and Thursday rotation at area retailers, the VCHD will be offering free vaccines at the following special events:
On Saturday, August 7, 2021, the Black Nurses of Evansville will host the first annual “Back 2 School Blitz,” also at the CK Newsome Community Center. At the event, held from 10 AM – 2:30 PM, backpacks with school supplies will be distributed to children in our community, free of charge (one backpack per child, and parents must be present). Additionally, six bicycles will be raffled, and child safety equipment and education will be provided. The COVID vaccine will also be available for all individuals over the age of 12. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 17 must have parental consent to be vaccinated. VCHD nurses will be onsite to provide information on all pediatric and COVID vaccines. Face coverings and social distancing will be enforced at this event.
The VCHD Mobile Vaccination Unit offers all three vaccines for eligible age groups: Johnson and Johnson (18 years and up); Moderna (18 years and up); and Pfizer (12 years and up.) Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent. Follow up appointments for second doses will be scheduled at the time of the first vaccination.
For more information, please visit the “Back the Vax … with Facts” digital platforms:
Twitter Handle: BackTheVax!...WithFacts / @Back_The_Vax
Facebook Handle: Vanderburgh County Health Department Indiana / @BackTheVax
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About Vanderburgh County Health Department
Vanderburgh County Health Department works to serve its clients and community to develop and provide quality health care services, promote healthy lifestyles, protect against the spread of disease, and assure preparedness to maintain the best public health for Vanderburgh County. In 2019, the Vanderburgh County Health Department became the third out of 93 health departments in Indiana to receive accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board, which measures the health department’s performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused, and evidence-based public health standards.
About Black Nurses of Evansville
The Evansville Area Black Nurses and Tristate Advocates Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Evansville, Indiana founded in 2019. The group is dedicated to serving, empowering and transforming the Evansville Community. Local black nurses and other health care professionals partner with local health systems, ECHO Community Healthcare, and the Vanderburgh County Health Department to enhance the quality of life and healthcare services for all in our community.