SJHS_Lexi Richard 4-15-21Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) hit a significant milestone, administering more than 50,000 vaccines. SJHS began vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec. 18, 2020, and as eligibility opened to more Hoosiers, so did our vaccination efforts. Our vaccine clinics have been staffed by more than 650 individuals that have put in more than 18,000 hours.

“This incredible milestone of 50,000 was achieved due to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers in our two vaccine clinics. We are very proud to continue serving our community by following our mission of being Called to Care,” said Chad Towner, SJHS CEO.

“There’s a lot of people around me that are [immuno]compromised. I mean, I live with someone who has heart conditions, and I really just want her to be as safe as she can be,” said Lexi Richard.

Anyone who is 16 or older is eligible to receive the vaccine. To register, visit or call 211.

Photo caption – Lexi Richard, 18, (right) received the 50,000th vaccine given by Saint Joseph Health System. The shot was administered by Jennifer Riggs (middle) and Trang Le (left) who are members of the Saint Mary’s College nursing program.


About Saint Joseph Health System

Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) is a not-for-profit health care system located in North Central Indiana that offers acute-based hospital care and post-acute services including: community wellness, physical rehabilitation, home care, physician clinics, outpatient services, independent and assisted senior living, memory care and affordable senior apartments. SJHS includes: Mishawaka Medical Center; Plymouth Medical Center; Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; Health Insurance Services; Saint Joseph Physician Network; VNA Home Care; Senior Living Communities at St. Paul’s, Holy Cross and Trinity Tower; and Saint Joseph PACE. SJHS serves more than 200,000 members of the Michiana community annually. SJHS is a Regional Health Ministry of Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich.