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Individuals ages 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  Individuals 5 through 17 must register at a Pfizer Vaccine Site.  Individuals can register at https://ourshot.in.gov, by calling 211, or by contacting the Harrison County Health Department at 812-738-3237, option 1 or 2.

To date, 18,874 Harrison County residents are now fully vaccinated (approximately 49.4% of the population, 5 years of age and over).

The Harrison County Health Department will provide updates as new information becomes available.  Visit the Indiana Department of Health website at https://in.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Indiana.

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The COVID-19 situation is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and the Department's goal is to slow the spread of the virus in our community while minimizing the negative impact on people's ability to engage in routine activities. Below is a brief overview of the important but somewhat confusing public health terminology: isolation, quarantine, and self-monitoring. These are the recommendations as of March 9, but as always with an evolving situation, are subject to change if new information becomes available.

Isolation and quarantine are public health measures to help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease, such as COVID-19. These measures are particularly important when trying to minimize the spread of a virus that is new, such as COVID-19. When a virus is new, science has not had the time to develop other important public health tools such as diagnostic testing, treatment, and vaccines. So slowing the spread of the disease becomes an important intervention.

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, they are put into isolation - either at home or in the hospital if they need additional care.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who are exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. If you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are not sick, you would be asked to stay at home and that would be called quarantine. Household contacts and family members of people currently quarantined can go about their normal business, they just need to self-monitor for fever or other symptoms. Should they develop any symptoms, they need to call their doctor.
  • Self-monitor: Sometimes we ask people to "self-monitor" for fever (100.4 degrees F or greater) and other symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat. While self-monitoring, a person can go about their routine activities like working or going to school, but they need to watch for the development of any symptoms.

The Harrison County Health Department is working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the CDC to monitor the situation locally and ensure the safety of the community.