There is a lot of information being shared about the development and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. If you are wondering about the safety, effectiveness, and have questions about some of what you may have heard, LMH Hospitalist Dr. Ben Anderson explains it all for you. This presentation is based on his research about the vaccine, and shares his reasons for why he personally chose to receive it for himself.

Logansport Memorial Hospital is monitoring and proactively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, implementing precautions in the best interest of our community. 

This page was last updated Monday, March 29, 2021.

Vaccination Information for COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun to roll out across the state, and Logansport Memorial Hospital is proud to be part of the vaccination efforts. We are working with the Cass County Health Department and closely monitoring and following the latest vaccination guidelines as outlined by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

At this time, ISDH has prioritized the following groups of people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Healthcare workers and volunteers 
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • First responders
  • Educators and support staff 
  • Persons who are age 16 or older

For more information about the vaccines, eligibility, and the next phases of prioritized groups, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health website.

Scheduling a Vaccination Appointment

To ensure we're following the state's guidelines, and to maintain adequate supplies, you may only schedule if you fall into one of the above eligibility groups. To schedule an appointment, please go online to ourshot.in.gov and follow the steps. Appointments are required.

Sign up for your shot 

Please do NOT call Logansport Memorial Hospital or our physician offices to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, as our phone operators and staff are unable to schedule you. 

You may call the ISDH Hotline at 2-1-1 for assistance or visit ourshot.in.gov. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: 

Location: 

For regularly scheduled COVID-19 vaccines, please report to the Cass County Health Department COVID-19 Center (the former Logansport Regional Cancer Center building, across from Huston Park):

1616 Smith Street
Logansport, IN 46947

Parking:
Please park in the parking lot and enter through the front door. You will be assessed for COVID-19 testing or vaccine once you enter the building and directed appropriately.

Hours:
Hours vary depending on appointment times. You must have an appointment to receive a vaccine.

Observation Period:
After your vaccination, you will wait in our observation area where you will be monitored by a healthcare professional for 15 minutes to ensure you do not have an adverse reaction to the vaccine. This is mandatory. For some patients, a 30-minute observation may be required.

Second vaccine dose:
The vaccine is a two-part vaccine. You must receive the second dose to achieve full effectiveness. Depending on which vaccine you receive (Pfizer or Moderna), you must have a second vaccine dose either 21 or 28 days later. This second appointment will be scheduled while you wait during the 15-minute observation period after your first dose.

Vaccine manufacturer preferences:
Due to limited supplies, uncertain future availability, and the time-sensitive preparation for the vaccines, you may not request one vaccine manufacturer over another. However, we will make sure that the manufacturer of your second dose matches that of your first dose.

 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.

If you are experiencing respiratory-related symptoms, or health concerns related to COVID-19 and need to be seen, please call your primary care provider or walk-in to Express Medical Center.

Logansport Memorial Express Medical Center

3400 East Market Street in Cass Plaza
Logansport, IN 46947
(574) 722-9633

Open daily
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 6 pm

Limited hours on major holidays.

The waiting room at Express Medical Center is set up to promote physical distancing, and to keep potential or confirmed COVID-19 patients separated from other patients with minor illness or injury. All patients will be masked at all times - for their own safety, the safety of our staff, and to minimize the potential spread of infection.