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SOUTHERN INDIANA — With the demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping significantly over the past four weeks, Southern Indiana hospitals are closing their mass vaccination clinics and health departments are switching to more targeted efforts for immunizations.

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NEW ALBANY — Fourteen months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baptist Health Floyd President Mike Schroyer looks back on the historically challenging year in health care and ahead to how the hospital will continue to serve the community as it comes out from under COVID-19.

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INDIANA — Local health officials say they hope the recent significant increases in COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will lead to more and more people opting for the shots, especially as spring activities that could cause spread of the disease pick up.

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INDIANA — LifeSpring Health Systems has been selected as one of the 14 community health centers in Indiana to receive additional COVID-19 vaccine supply directly from the federal government in addition to the state allocation it will continue to receive.

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SELLERSBURG — Nearly 6,000 people will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sellersburg through Saturday at the second of three state-sponsored mass vaccination clinics using the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A recent partnership between the Center for Women and Families and three local hospital systems in Louisville and Southern Indiana — including Clark Memorial Health — is helping to lower barriers for people who have been sexually assaulted to record the incidents and get r…

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — While the rate of new COVID-19 cases has dropped significantly across Indiana from several months ago — including in Clark and Floyd counties — health officials say it’s still important to take safety precautions to help the rates continue to go down.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Health officials in Southern Indiana are reporting far fewer seasonal illnesses like influenza, RSV or strep this year, which they attribute to the precautions in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Health officials in Southern Indiana are working to help reschedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments after harsh weather has forced some clinics to close for safety, but they say patients shouldn’t be worried about losing their spots.

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INDIANA — There have now been 646,425 cases of COVID-19 identified in Indiana since March 2020, the state department of health reported Friday. Of these, 1,445 were new Thursday.

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INDIANA — Indiana’s attorney general said this week he’s ready to support using the $12.5 million Indiana is to receive as part of a recent settlement with an international consulting firm to go toward initiatives across the state to help in the addiction crisis.

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SELLERSBURG — Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan didn’t know when he took over as president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police in 2020 that the year would prove to be such a unique one — including navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and responding to civil unrest that included ani…

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A piece of legislation making its way through the Indiana statehouse could extend to the next decade the sundown date on syringe service programs, which some Southern Indiana officials credit with saving lives through harm reduction methods.

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