LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County's COVID-19 vaccination site is changing.
As we previously reported, the original plan was to hold it in the former HH Gregg building near the Tippecanoe Mall.
However, Commissioner Tracy Brown says the deal didn't work out. The new location is on Maple Point Drive next to the Payless Supermarket further past the mall.
It's about two-thirds smaller than the previously planned location, but Brown said that shouldn't be a problem.
"Obviously, at 30-thousand square feet, in the old HH Gregg building, we weren't going to be using all of that," said Brown. This better matches our needs as we see those moving forward."
Although it's a lot smaller than the first building, Brown said it has its benefits. The nine-month lease can be extended if needed.
He said another potential vaccination site is the former Happy Hollow school building in West Lafayette.
The Indiana Vaccine Information and Planning page shows 1,746 people have had the first dose of the COVID vaccine in Tippecanoe county. The second dose, given later, has not been administered yet in Indiana.
Over 75,000 people in Indiana have been giving the first dose.