The public alerts to notify individuals of a COVID vaccination clinic are an approved use of the public alert system by FEMA and are issued by the Indiana Department of Health in collaboration with the state Emergency Operations Center. Alerts are sent to individuals in counties where a clinic is located based on information that has already been submitted to the state. No new information is collected.
These alerts have proven to be highly effective at increasing foot traffic at vaccination clinics across the state, in some cases more than doubling the number of vaccinations given on that day. We notify local officials prior to sending an alert and will continue to utilize this highly effective tool to ensure that residents can act swiftly to fully protect themselves from COVID-19.