“We need your help.” Dr. Michelle Bache, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Elkhart General Hospital, explains how COVID infection rates are climbing rapidly in Elkhart County. Hospitals are nearing capacity.

More patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s are requiring hospitalization for their COVID infections, but only 19 percent of county residents have been vaccinated against the virus. Elkhart County is not keeping pace with the rest of the state.

“We can do better than this,” she states. “Help us get our infection rate down by doing your part to get vaccinated.”