“No matter what you think about the vaccines, vaccinated people do better than unvaccinated people when they contract the virus,” said McCormick.
He said anyone, including Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita, a native of Munster who has been skeptical of the state’s COVID-19 infection and death rates, can visit the hospital and see the overwhelming number of unvaccinated people now because of COVID-19 is being dealt with.
âI welcome the Attorney General to count them and count them. They’re all here and we’re not making them up, âMcCormick said.
Brian Tabor, president of the Indiana Hospital Association, said with less than 10% of the ICU beds vacant nationwide and only six ICU beds free in northwest Indiana, now is the time for Hoosiers to get their shots to get the vaccine to protect their own health and the strained Indiana hospital system.
“We know vaccinations are safe and efficient, and we encourage all Hoosiers to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible,” said Tabor.
The free COVID-19 vaccine is available in over 1,400 retail pharmacies, health clinics, and hospitals across the state, often without an appointment. A full list of vaccination sites is available online at ourshot.in.gov.