Valparaiso, IN — HealthLinc has started distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to Indiana residents and those who work in Indiana who are 70 years or older, first responders or healthcare workers. Eight HealthLinc clinics (Centennial, East Chicago, Knox, La Porte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, Southeast and Valparaiso) currently have a limited supply of the Moderna vaccine and are scheduling appointments.

“We are excited to finally begin COVID-19 vaccinations for our patients and communities,” states Beth Wrobel, HealthLinc CEO. “It is a giant step towards stopping the virus, especially in underserved areas where it has had a devastating impact on our most vulnerable citizens.”

COVID-19 vaccinations are given by appointment only. Anyone who wants to get the vaccine can put their name on the COVID-19 appointment request list found on the HealthLinc website at www.healthlincchc.org. Those who are eligible will be called to schedule an appointment. Those who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated will be put on a waitlist and called when they become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“While appointments are filling up quickly at some of our clinics, there is availability at other HealthLinc locations if patients, such as East Chicago, meeting the requirements are willing to travel,” continues Wrobel. “We want to use every dose and vaccinate as many people as possible.”

For more information about HealthLinc and COVID-19 vaccinations, contact Jodie Wexelberg at jwexelberg@healthlincchc.org.

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HealthLinc Corporate Headquarters are located at 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN.  HealthLinc clinics span Northern Indiana and are in East Chicago, Knox, La Porte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, South Bend and Valparaiso.

About HealthLinc

HealthLinc, Inc. (healthlincchc.org) is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary medical, dental, optometry, and behavioral health services to people of all ages regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. In 1996, HealthLinc began as Hilltop Neighborhood House, a neighborhood clinic and childcare center in Valparaiso, IN. Since then, HealthLinc has expanded to eleven clinics, two telehealth clinics, and one mobile medical/dental clinic. HealthLinc accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), most commercial insurance plans, and provides care for uninsured patients. Services will be provided on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income, regardless of a patient’s insurance status.