(WISH) — More Hoosiers are looking to get a rapid test for coronavirus, but, according to health officials, there’s a chance you won’t get your hands on one. “Because they are in such short supply we’re really trying to save them for those who are really sick,” said Stephenie Mellinger, administrator at the Madison County Health […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana is reporting just under 3,000 Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19. Doctors call the surge a dire situation. It’s leading three top health systems to issue an urgent plea. IU Health, Community Health Network and Eskenazi Hospital are unified under one message: “We can’t do this alone.” “We just want to get the […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Navy will deploy a 20-person team of medical personnel to Indiana to assist IU Health Methodist Hospital. FEMA requested the help as the military personnel includes nurses, respiratory therapists, and medical doctors, U.S. Army North said Monday in a press release. Another 20-person team is being sent to Wisconsin to assist […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health has extended its COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic at Indianapolis Motor Speedway through Jan. 22, 2022. The clinic is being held in the IndyCar parking lot at 4551 W. 16th Street, across from Gate 2. The clinic offers the two-doze Pfizer pediatric and adult vaccines as well as the […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The omicron variant has arrived in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) on Sunday announced the first case of the variant detected in the state. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana was one of seven states in which Omicron had not been detected. IDOH says the specimen was […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The number of coronavirus patients being treated at IU Health hospitals continues to rise. There are 518 COVID-19 patients throughout the hospital system, an increase of 22 people since Wednesday, IU Health said Friday. 339 of the 496 people in ICU-level care across the hospital network are COVID patients, roughly three in every four […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University Health on Wednesday provided an update on its efforts in treating COVID patients. IU Health says it is currently caring for 496 COVID patients throughout its hospital system. Last week, IU Health requested help from the Indiana National Guard for most of its hospitals, except for Riley Children’s Hospital. As of Wednesday, […]

(CNN) — On December 14, 2020, nurse Sandra Lindsay rolled up her left sleeve at a New York City hospital and became one of the first people in the US to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccine was from Pfizer/BioNTech, and it had been authorized for emergency use only three days earlier by the FDA — the first counterblow […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools is teaming up with the Indiana Department of Health to offer two vaccine clinics at three IPS schools. Pre-registration is required for all in-school student immunizations and is recommended for all families attending the after-school clinics. On-site registration/authorization will be permitted. Clinic Details December 15 Arsenal Tech High School Gymnasium, 1500 […]

(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use as a booster in people ages 16 and 17. It’s the first Covid-19 vaccine booster authorized for this age group in the United States. Just as with adults, 16- and 17-year-olds are eligible to receive a booster dose six […]