With the number of Omicron cases dropping and demand for COVID vaccines and tests decreasing, Putnam County’s vaccine clinics and testing sites will reduce operations. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says both can be restarted on short notice, if necessary. The COVID-19 test site in Carmel will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm. That's located at the Paladin Center. Appointments are required.
The Putnam County Department of Health has scheduled its last vaccine clinic for Tuesday, February 8th.
Odell is touting the work of the Health Department, noting that it's a small one, but never gave up. The Department has administered 25,392 vaccines since January of 2021. At the height of the Omicron surge, Putnam County administered 600 to 700 COVID tests per day. Last week, only 154 tests were given.