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Indianapolis Motor Speedway launches 'Got My Shot' campaign

The campaign will encourage all Hoosiers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Credit: Rich Van Wyk/WTHR
IMS is set to become one of the first mass vaccination clinics in Indianapolis.

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway launched its “Got My Shot” campaign on Wednesday.

The campaign will encourage all Hoosiers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. As of Wednesday, only two million of the state's more than 6.75 million people were fully vaccinated.

"Got My Shot" will include contributions from NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, IMS and INDYCAR leadership, Governor Holcomb, Mayor Hogsett, Dr. Caine, community partners and more.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is the best tool we have to help us return to the activities we love and have missed over the last year, and every day, more members of our community receive the lifesaving protection it offers thanks in part to community partners like Roger Penske and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Dr. Virginia Caine, director and chief medical officer of the Marion County Public Health Department. "Our vaccination rates, combined with the outdoor nature of the event, make it possible for fans to return to these hallowed grounds for the Indy 500 this year. We are grateful to the IMS team for their collaboration throughout this planning process and appreciate their work to ensure vaccines reach our neighbors. I continue to invite everyone in our community 16 and older to visit ourshot.in.gov or call 2-1-1 to sign up for the vaccine.”

The IMS is also holding vaccination days at the track throughout the month of May.