Indiana State Department of Health news release announcing the sign-up of almost 91,000 Hoosiers 60-64 for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Nearly 91,000 Hoosiers ages 60-64 schedule free COVID-19 vaccine
Indianapolis, Indiana (February 23, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that nearly 91,000 Hoosiers ages 60-64 scheduled free COVID-19 vaccines in the first eight hours of their eligibility.
To date, nearly 32 percent of Indiana residents ages 60-64 have scheduled an appointment or have been vaccinated when healthcare workers and first responders, who were already eligible, are included.
Due to limited vaccine supplies nationally, Indiana has prioritized healthcare workers, first responders and those who are most vulnerable in its vaccine rollout. Individuals age 60 and older account for more than 22 percent of the state’s population but 64 percent of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and 93.3 percent of the deaths.
Additional groups will be added as more vaccine becomes available.
To schedule a vaccine, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Individuals must show proof that they live in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.
Vaccination clinics that are part of the federal vaccine program, including those at Walmart, Sam’s Club and Kroger, appear on the clinic map at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ but are scheduled through those retailers’ platforms, not through the state centralized system.
Vaccine appointments are spread out over several weeks. Hoosiers who cannot find an appointment at the nearest location immediately are encouraged to look at other sites in neighboring counties or to check back later, as appointments are added regularly.