KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Branching out has meant outreach clinics in Knox county. Clinics have been set up from Monroe City to the most recent in Oaktown.
Knox County health officer Dr. Alan Stewart explains, "What I like to talk about is protection, not prevention. So we need to be protected and with these new strains coming on it's all the more important to have everyone become vaccinated that can be vaccinated."
After Thursday's Oaktown clinic there were still vaccines available. Health workers went door to door to get the vaccine out. Eventually, they made their way to Casey's General Store.
Stewart says, "Had them lining up at the Casey's cash and go. Ten or twelve doses out there. So it was, it was quite an experience we had a lot of fun doing it."
Next week those 16 and older can get vaccinated. The health department is now working with Knox County schools to set up clinics. Bringing those vaccines to area students and faculty.
Stewart says, "We will register them and give the vaccine at the school."
Those vaccines could be given out as early as next week. The health department is also working with Vincennes University. Students who are from out of state will also be able to be vaccinated here in Knox county.
Stewart says, "We just need to vaccinate as many people as we possibly can. The more we get vaccinated the more protected we're all going to be."