INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb received a coronavirus vaccination Friday morning -- and thousands of others are expected to follow at a weekend drive-thru clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Holcomb rolled up his sleeve about 7:45 a.m. -- moments before the clinic opened to the general public.
Holcomb said his message was, “Do it, just do it.
“This is going to help us beat COVID-19,” Holcomb said. “The more, the faster.”
Speedway President Doug Boles and several other government officials were vaccinated alongside Holcomb.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the three-day clinic, which runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Those taking part in the race track clinic will get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which received Emergency Use Authorization last weekend.
The J&J vaccine is administered in a single dose. Other vaccines being used in the United States require a second shot several weeks after the first one.
Like walk-in clinics, the drive-thru clinics require appointments and have the same age and other eligibility requirements.
Holcomb is 52 years old. Indiana on Wednesday opened vaccinations to those 50 and older.
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