Individuals ages 12+* are eligible to receive the vaccine. You do not need to be a resident to receive a vaccination in Indiana.
*Individuals ages 12-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. This may reduce the available vaccination sites you may sign up for. Visit vaccinefinder.org to determine vaccines available by location.
Booster Shot Update
Booster shots are now available for individuals who received their last dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago and who meet the following criteria:
- Ages 65+
- Ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
- Individuals ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions based on individual benefit and risk
- Individuals ages 18-64 in an occupational or institutional setting where the burden of COVID infection and transmission are high based on individual benefit and risk
- Immunocompromised individuals are also encouraged to receive a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer at least 28 days after the completion of their second dose.
- If you are unsure if you meet the criteria for booster shots, please check with your physician.
To schedule your appointment, visit fishers.in.us/vaccine and find Booster Shot FAQs. The Fishers Mass Vaccination Clinic at 12520 E 116th Street (at the corner of 116th Street and Brooks School Road) has dedicated a large number of appointments to facilitate this process.
At this time, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots are not available. Details on boosters for these vaccines will be communicated once they are available via email and the Fishers Health Department Facebook and Twitter.
Given new evidence on the Delta variant, the CDC has updated its recommendations for those who are fully vaccinated:
- Wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission
- Wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated
- If you have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. PCR test is recommended for those who are fully vaccinated, close contacts.
- Recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Social distancing, masking, and sanitizing all help to decrease the spread of the virus.
What you need to know about the Delta variant
Lo que necesita saber sobre la variante delta
- The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, spreads more than twice as easily as the earlier strain.
- The Delta variant is about as transmissible as the chickenpox, infecting an average of eight or nine other people. The original lineage was about as transmissible as the common cold, with each infected person passing the virus to an average of two other people.
- It is now the dominant strain in the U.S. and accounts for 91% of sequenced specimens in Indiana and greater than 83% of all new COVID cases across the U.S.
- People infected with the Delta variant carry up to 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passages than other strains, resulting in higher transmissibility.
- Studies show fully vaccinated people can spread delta variant, which is why they recommend masks in indoor settings.
- There is still no data to support the need for a booster vaccine at this time, as emerging evidence indicates durability in immune response from vaccinated individuals. Recommendations on if and when booster shots will be needed continues to be studied.
- CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker is the source to learn if your community is in a substantial or high area of transmission.
- Learn more about the Delta variant in this video.
Call 317-595-3211 if you have questions or need assistance, open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.