News & Events

This is the page for official news releases issued by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. All media inquiries and public records requests are handled through the Communications Office. For questions, call Megan Hubartt at (260) 449-7395.

New Communications Director Announced

For Immediate Release New Communications Director Announced FORT WAYNE (11/16/2021). – The Allen County Department of Health is pleased to announce Matt LeBlanc will be assuming the duties of Communications Director, effective immediately. Matt brings a strong communications and journalism background to his new position. He comes to the Allen County Department of Health from […]

Health Department Re-opens COVID-19 Vaccine Site at Coliseum in Mid-October

The Department of Health will re-open a COVID-19 vaccine site at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum beginning Oct.18 to assist with booster shots and anyone still needing vaccinated. The vaccination site will be located in the Appleseed Room at the Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to […]

Health Department Moving COVID-19 Testing Site Southwest 9/28

Free COVID-19 testing offered by the Allen County Department of Health will move to a new southwest location opening Tuesday, Sept. 28. The free testing site will be located at 5750 Falls Dr. in Fort Wayne and will still offer both the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid antigen COVID-19 tests to anyone regardless of […]

Public Health Advisory from the Allen County Health Commissioner

We continue to be in the midst of a global pandemic of COVID-19 that has taken more than 600,000 American lives. The vaccination rate for Indiana and Allen County lags behind the national average despite safe and effective vaccines being readily available. There is currently an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases in Allen County and […]

Health Department to Move All COVID-19 Vaccinations to Medical Annex June 22

The health department will move all future COVID-19 shots to its New Haven Avenue clinic location starting June 22 after the mass vaccination site at the Coliseum closes June 17. Anyone eligible can get COVID-19 vaccinations at the department’s Medical Annex, 4813 New Haven Ave., beginning Tuesday, June 22, with appointments available from 8 a.m. […]

Hoosiers 12+ Should “Take the Winning Shot” at Our Vaccine Clinic

The health department is encouraging eligible youth ages 12 and up to “take the winning shot” and get vaccinated so they don’t have to miss out on activities because of COVID-19. “We want to encourage all our Allen County families to take the winning shot and get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible,” said […]

Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Accepting Walk-ins April 30

The health department will begin accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccination appointments Friday, April 30. Anyone eligible for the vaccine will be able to walk in to the Department’s site at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., during designated times to receive a shot. Walk-ins will only be accepted on the following days […]

Identification and Parent or Guardian Required at All Vaccine Appointments

To ensure a smooth and convenient experience at their upcoming vaccine appointments, the health department wants to remind everyone to come prepared with required identification and a legal guardian if under age 18. Because of the Food and Drug Administration’s age restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines, everyone receiving a shot must provide proof of age by […]