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Indianapolis Motor Speedway offering walk-up Moderna vaccine appointments this weekend.

<p>COVID-19 vaccinations appear Monday at Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall. Appointments are not needed to receive a COVID-19 vaccine this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. </p>

COVID-19 vaccinations appear Monday at Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall. Appointments are not needed to receive a COVID-19 vaccine this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The mass vaccination site at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering Moderna vaccines Friday through Sunday without an appointment. 

The drive-thru clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. 

The IMS site was previously going to administer the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine, but the Food and Drug Administration announced a temporary pause of the vaccine due to an incredibly rare, but serious blood clotting issue. After the pause was announced, state officials transitioned Moderna doses to the site to avoid people losing appointments. 

The Moderna vaccine requires two doses, separated by four weeks. Monroe County Health Administrator Penny Caudill said Friday in a City of Bloomington press conference that federal officials would likely make a decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s return by the end of next week.

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