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Covid-19 Vaccine

Vaccinations for children under 5

COVID-19 vaccinations are available for children as young as 6 months at many Indiana providers. The Allen County Department of Health is offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations by appointment at the Medical Annex, 4813 New Haven Ave.

The Indiana Department of Health has updated its vaccination map to show providers now providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months and older. Those seeking vaccines for children younger than 5 are encouraged to contact the provider or call 211 prior to visiting to ensure vaccines are available.

Some sites can accommodate walk-ins, but many providers require appointments.

Take the Winning Shot!

We've all spent too many months missing out on games, concerts and competitions. But safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines are available for anyone 6 months and older.

Why Should I Take the Shot?
  • The vaccine is extremely effective in protecting you from serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19
  • The shot is free and easy to get
Where Can I Take the Shot?
  • Allen County Department of Health Medical Annex
    4813 New Haven Ave.
    Tuesday-Friday
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Find other locations throughout Indiana at coronavirus.in.gov
Where Can I Get Proof of Vaccination?

If you have misplaced the card you received during your COVID-19 vaccination appointments, the state of Indiana has a online portal where you can download your vaccine records. Check out the step-by-step instructions. Or call the Department at 260.449.4265 for assistance.

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Schedule Your Shot Today

Get your COVID-19 vaccinations and help get life back to normal. Safe, effective shots are now available for anyone 6 months and older.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccines
I’ve heard most people are not at risk for severe disease or death from COVID19, so why should I get vaccinated?

While you may be low-risk for severe disease or death from COVID-19, many people have long-term problems from COVID-19 like lung, heart and nerve problems and there could be other effects that become apparent in the future. Also, once you’re fully vaccinated you don’t have to quarantine after a COVID-19 exposure unless you develop symptoms.

How do I get a vaccine?

Information about scheduling an appointment for vaccination can be found here or at coronavirus.in.gov. There are more than 1,000 sites offering COVID-19 vaccinations in Indiana, including dozens in Allen County.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. None of the vaccines approved in the U.S. contain live COVID-19 virus and cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

Can I still get COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated?

While the vaccines are extremely effective, they are not 100% and some people who are fully vaccinated may still get COVID-19. However, most breakthrough cases are mild, and vaccines are effective at preventing the most severe outcomes, including hospitalization and death.

Do I need to get the vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19?

Yes, you should get vaccinated even if you’ve already had COVID-19. Experts do not yet know how long natural immunity from the COVID-19 virus lasts. You should not get vaccinated while you are still sick. You should wait 90 days before getting vaccinated if you received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma during your infection.

Can I choose which vaccine I get?

This map lists vaccination sites across Indiana and indicates which vaccines are available at the sites. Vaccines are currently are available to anyone 6 months and older.

If I am under 18, do I have to have my parent with me to get my shots?

An adult must accompany you to the vaccination sites, where they will be required to show their ID and confirm your age. A parent or legal guardian is preferred at most sites.

How many shots do I have to get?

Most vaccines involve a two-dose regimen and include boosters. Click here for more information.

What are some common side effects?

Common side effects are pain, redness or swelling at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea. These side effects are all normal signs your body is building protection against the virus and should go away within a few days.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?

No, COVID-19 vaccines will not change or affect your DNA. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have a very small piece of messenger RNA (mRNA), a type of material that our bodies already use to give the body instructions for making a protein that is found in the COVID-19 virus. Once this protein is made, it triggers the body to make antibodies to fight it. The mRNA never enters the nucleus of our body cells, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is found. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine does not contain mRNA.

Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I want to have a baby someday?

Yes, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccinations cause any problems with pregnancy or that fertility problems are a side effect of the vaccination (or any other vaccinations).

When is someone considered up-to-date with vaccinations?

You are up-to-date when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters, when eligible. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and when they are recommended.

How long does the vaccine protection last?

We do not currently know how long protection lasts. Public health experts are working to learn more about immunity and will keep the public informed as more evidence becomes available. Scientists are seeing decreases in the protection COVID-19 vaccines provide over time, and it is recommended that everyone eligible stay up-to-date with vaccines, including boosters.

If I am vaccinated will I still have to quarantine after an exposure?

If you are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines OR had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do not need to quarantine. However, you should should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).

If you come into close contact with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are not up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines.

Click here for more information on quarantines and other safety precautions.

Are there other benefits from getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. To reduce the risk of infection and spreading it to others the CDC recommends wearing masks in certain situations.

How much does the vaccine cost and what if I don’t have insurance?

The vaccine is FREE to anyone living in the U.S., regardless of immigration or health insurance status. If you have health insurance, that information will be collected at the time of your appointment to help cover administration costs of the vaccination. You currently will not need to pay anything out of pocket, even if you do not have insurance.

How does a COVID-19 vaccine affect my travel plans?

If you travel within the United States and are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to be tested before or after travel and would no longer quarantine when you return as long as you are not experiencing COVID-10 symptoms. If you are traveling to a different country, you should review guidance for the areas you will be traveling to.