FORT WAYNE – Two Super Shot locations have closed.
The locations were at the clinic at the United Hispanics Americans Center, 2424 Fairfield Ave., and the clinic at the offices of Dr. Denise Smith at 1211 W. State Blvd.
Although it was coincidence that both clinics decided to close at the same time, it was unprecedented in Super Shot history, said Kelly Zachrich, executive director of the Super Shot program.
They were good partners, Zachrich said, and those clinics were located in pockets of need.
Smith has moved to another facility in the Lutheran Health Network, said Geoff Thomas, spokesman for the network.
The State Boulevard center was closed Sept. 1, he said.
It was unclear why the clinic on Fairfield Avenue closed, and calls to the center were not returned Thursday.
There are no immediate plans to reopen clinics in those two areas, Zachrich said.
The board of directors decided that it would be too costly and confusing to reopen them this year, Zachrich said.
The board will assess and re-evaluate clinic locations next year, she said.
The two closings leave eight locations throughout Allen County where childrens vaccines are available. The clinics do not charge for vaccines, but there is an $8 administrative fee.
For information on Super Shot clinics and locations, call 424-SHOT or go to www.supershot.org.