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Memorial Coliseum’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- People 80 and older who had registered to receive their shots lined up at the Memorial Coliseum to be the first ones in that age group to get the vaccine from Allen County health department employees.

The appointments began at nine, and patients are encouraged to have a caregiver with them.

"I want to get back with my life. I want to get this over with, and I'm old. It's time," Helen Didion said.

You must bring a photo ID and your insurance information.

Your insurance will be billed a state administration fee, but there will be no cost to you.

Patients who'd registered to receive a COVID-19 vaccination are among the first to get it at the Memorial Coliseum.

"My son set it up for me. He said I should come and get it, so I've got it. It's over with now," Paul Miller told us.

When you get inside the Coliseum's main entrance, you'll follow the lines on the floor to the COVID clinic area.

You'll go through a series of check-in points, then get the shot in a private, curtained-off area.

People we spoke with said the process went very smoothly.

"I don't want to get COVID, and it's a remarkably effective vaccine. We got the Moderna vaccine, and they're very well organized here. Exemplary," John Moore said.

Once you've had the shot, you'll be shown to a sitting area where you'll stay for 15 to 30 minutes to make sure you don't have a reaction.

If you do, there is a medical area set up right there to get you any help you may need.

Before you leave, clinic workers will schedule you for your second dose of the Moderna vaccine in about 28 days.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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