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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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SOUTHERN INDIANA — The Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana’s emergency white flag shelter has moved back to Jeffersonville for the remainder of the cold season after an agreement with a New Albany hotel was terminated over the weekend.

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INDIANA — Hoosiers age 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following action Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health. That expansion means 357,000 additional Hoosiers will be eligible to receive the shots.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana lawmaker is pushing for legislation she says could help bridge a gap in barriers to birth control for women, but she said even more is needed to help women with mental health or substance use issues avoid unintended pregnancies.

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CLARK COUNTY — The Clark County Health Department has opened registration for the additional vaccines it received this week for distribution at the community mass vaccination site, according to a news release. 

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INDIANA — Preliminary data show that compared with 2019, last year had nearly a 50% increase in overdoses seen in emergency departments in Indiana, with an 18% rise across the U.S. in just the first four months of the pandemic.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — The Clark County Health Department is awaiting state guidance on how to proceed with the additional 1,200 vaccine doses it received this week, in light of new information recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on second doses.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Numbers released from the Clark County Health Department show that during three months of 2020, drug overdose cases seen in the emergency room were at or well above the previous record — which health officials say points to the need for continued education and advances in tr…

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Hospitals in Clark and Floyd counties report that more health-care workers have been on board with getting vaccinated against COVID-19 than originally projected, an uptick they say is safer for the health facilities and community and helps prevent staffing shortages.

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NEW ALBANY — For the past two weeks, Southern Indiana homeless residents and visitors have been able to sleep peacefully and safely on the area’s coldest nights, through a new partnership with a local hotel.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — The sixth annual Clark County CARES Drug Facts Week starts Monday, a series of events meant to help provide resources and education to people affected by addiction and to connect groups and individuals to help find solutions.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Seventy-three of Indiana's 92 counties are now in the red zone for COVID-19 spread, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday, a record for the state's weekly reporting. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Social service agencies were expected to meet this week to determine how to execute the annual Point in Time count of homeless individuals and families in Southern Indiana, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Roughly 8,500 people — mainly frontline health-care workers — have been vaccinated for COVID-19 at two Southern Indiana hospitals since the rollout began three weeks ago. Health officials say the next phases will become clearer through state guidance and as more of the vac…

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