Health Department suspending TB testing, prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Health Department announced Wednesday that it will be temporarily suspending TB testing at its clinic from Wednesday, April 21 through June 1.

This is so the health department can focus on a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic and deliver the final round of second doses of the vaccine.

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