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Tippecanoe Co. Health Department vaccinating the homeless

About 40 people staying at LTHC have been vaccinated so far.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 3:49 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 6:27 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Health Department is helping vaccinate the homeless population.

Officials started giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Lafayette Transitional Housing March 12.

Health Administrator Khala Hochstedler said the county was given 200 of the single dose vaccine.

About 40 people staying at LTHC have been vaccinated so far.

"It takes a lot longer than just administering the vaccine because they're not registered in the data base at all," Hochstedler explained. "So, we haven't collected any of their information into the Zotec system."

Hochstedler said they ran out of time during the first visit to LTHC, but the health department will be doing another round of vaccines Friday, March 19.

Extra staff will be on hand to help register LTHC clients.

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