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.

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 […]

Health Department Asks for Help in Making More Vaccine Appointments Available

As eligibility has expanded and people are shopping around to find the soonest vaccine appointment, the Health Department is asking the public take one extra step by cancelling unneeded spots so they can be opened to others. Anyone with an appointment scheduled at the Department’s vaccine site at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum can […]

Health Commissioner Recommends County Residents Continue COVID-19 Precautions

The Allen County health commissioner urged residents to continue practicing COVID-19 precautions while virus spread and vaccination efforts are ongoing. Dr. Matthew Sutter was joined by local elected officials, business owners and community leaders at a press conference at Citizens Square Thursday to announce his recommendations for continued vigilance with mask wearing, social distancing and […]

Local Public Health Order Revised & Renewed in Case of Future Virus Surges

The Allen County health commissioner revised and renewed local public health restrictions to help slow any future surges of COVID-19 if the county shifts back into the state’s red advisory level. “While we are glad to see the continued decrease in COVID-19 spread in the county, we want to be prepared with a renewed local […]

Department to Launch Vaccine Clinic at Memorial Coliseum

The Allen County Department of Health will join the statewide effort vaccinating eligible people against COVID-19 beginning next week at the Memorial Coliseum. The vaccine is now available to individuals age 80 and older, as well as to licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material […]

Health Commissioner Urges Caution as County Lifts Some Restrictions

Health officials are urging the community to continue using extreme caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as some local public health restrictions are lifted. Since the county has remained in the state’s orange advisory level for two consecutive weeks, restrictions outlined in the local public health order on bars, restaurants and gyms while […]