Frequently Asked Questions: What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine in Indiana?
Indiana residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. More information on vaccine eligibility is available from IDOH at http://ourshot.in.gov/.
How to register and where to go in Indiana
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine in Ohio?
Under the direction of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Ohioans age 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated through the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.
Ohio’s new Vaccine Management Solution helps Ohio residents check their eligibility, find a provider and receive updates. Go to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to check your eligibility and schedule an appointment.
How to register and where to go in Ohio
How much will the vaccine cost?
There will be no charge to the person receiving the vaccine. However, insurance information will be collected. Federal guidelines ensure that no one is charged out-of-pocket for the administration of the vaccine. There will be no co-pay and no charge to those who do not have insurance.
The vaccine is free, but insurance may be charged for the administration fee by the Department of Health in the state where the vaccine was administered.
PPG Statement for patients
At Parkview Physicians Group, we care about your health and would encourage our patients to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as they qualify to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is effective and safe. There are very few contraindications to receiving the vaccine and even those that have had COVID-19 should receive the vaccine. Severe reactions to the vaccine are very rare (about 11 per 1 million persons receiving the vaccine). Along with the CDC, PPG considers a history of the following to be a contraindication to vaccination with both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines:
- Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or any of its components
- Immediate allergic reaction of any severity to a previous dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or any of its components (including polyethylene glycol [PEG])
- Immediate allergic reaction of any severity to polysorbate (due to potential cross-reactive hypersensitivity with the vaccine ingredient PEG)
- Monoclonal antibody infusion within the last 90 days
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination based on ACIP-recommended priority groups. Pregnant women may wish to discuss vaccination with their provider.
Vaccine eligibility in our region is set by state departments of health. For details and updates, visit coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine for Indiana and COVID-19 Vaccination Program (ohio.gov) for Ohio.
Parkview Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
The Parkview Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is located at:
3718 New Vision Drive, Building C
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
The clinic is located on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. Turn south into the parking lot from New Vision Drive. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is Building C, near the flagpole.
Parkview Health vaccination clinic is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine.
The Parkview COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic requires that a parent or guardian must accompany the minor who is receiving the vaccine. We will not allow a minor to receive the vaccine without their parent or guardian present.
- Mondays, 3 - 7 p.m.
- Fridays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Clinic hours are subject to change based on demand.
The Parkview COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is relocating.
The last day at the New Vision location is Monday, September 13.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, the clinic will be located at Parkview Mirror Center for Research and Innovation.
Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
The Mirro Center is located on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. Please use the Diebold Road entrance located just north of Manchester College and park in the south parking lot in front of Mirro Center Entrance A. Enter through Entrance A.
- Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged and can be made at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 2-1-1. Walk-in appointments are available during clinic hours and subject to availability.
If you are currently eligible for the vaccine and have questions specific to the Parkview vaccination clinic, call 1-877-651-0748 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For general questions related to the vaccine or registration in Indiana, call 2-1-1.
Find more information on COVID-19 vaccination on the Indiana Department of Health website or the Ohio Department of Health website.