Holcomb: State to continue encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations

(Supplied/Gov. Eric Holcomb)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Network Indiana): Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana needs to keep “beating the drum” for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Indiana is vaccinating about 5,300 Hoosiers a day: the fewest since December, when the vaccine had been out for barely a week and was available only to health care workers and first responders. For the last three weeks, booster shots for those already vaccinated have outnumbered new vaccinations.

Governor Holcomb says it “pains” him that many of those who are belatedly getting vaccinated were convinced because a family member died of COVID-19. He notes unvaccinated Hoosiers have consistently represented 90% or more of those hospitalized by the virus.

Holcomb says the state doesn’t plan any change in course to push the numbers up again. The Indiana Department of Health will continue hosting mobile vaccination clinics — the health department is encamped across the street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway all month to administer both the COVID vaccine. And Holcomb says the state will continue to emphasize the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

Holcomb has supported employers who require their workers to get vaccinated but has ruled out having the state require it, and he’s criticized President Biden’s federal mandate to all businesses with more than 100 employees to require the vaccine. That order is expected to be finalized by year’s end.

Holcomb has said ordering people to get vaccinated shouldn’t be the state’s role. He says the state should instead do all it can to encourage people “to get to that right answer” by giving them the facts about the vaccine.

“It’s out of compassion that we appeal to folks before they’re motivated by some adverse circumstance in their families,” Holcomb says.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Holcomb must have seen the WalletHub “Study” for the “Safest States” an felt he needs to say something.

    This announcement is full of Dictator Statements!!

    “beating the drum” is the Problem these days…they want everyone to march to the Beat of the Drum and that is NOT America.

    “Holcomb has said ordering people to get vaccinated shouldn’t be the state’s role.”…Its illegal and unconstitutional you Nazi!!

    “to get to that right answer”……so the only “Right Answer” is agreeing with Dictators to get the vaccine

    “Holcomb has supported employers who require their workers to get vaccinated” also illegal…”advise and consent” with your doctor.

    “And Holcomb says the state will continue to emphasize the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.” makes no mention of natural immunity

  2. Holcomb and others act like the virus is their fault so they must “beat the drum.” It is the Chicom’s fault. It’s Darth Fauci’s fault for spending OUR MONEY on the Wuhan Lab experiments, then lying about it. We ruined our economy by illogical, illegal, and frankly un-American reactions. At this point EVERYONE knows the risks and benefits of the vaccine, er shot. It isn’t a vaccine because there are way too many people who are vaccinated who still get the virus and some die too. When you had your childhood vaccines did you ever get those diseases? According to our Declaration of Independence the #1 job of anyone in government, elected or appointed is to “SECURE RIGHTS.” Over the last couple of years rights have been destroyed not secured. Remember you have to get “vaccinated” to protect the vaccinated. What a crock!! All Holcomb has done is make sure big pharma gets a big payday from the shots. Someone should check out his stock portfolio.

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