LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-The Federal government has directed their pharmacy partners to make the vaccine available to teachers and child care workers regardless of state guidelines. The federal government will provide vaccinations for teachers at Meijer, Kroger, and Walmart pharmacies. Teachers of any age can get vaccinated at these sites.
You can find those pharmacies by clicking here. However, you can't register to make your appointment on the state's website.
Meijer, Kroger, and Walmart all have their own separate registration systems. Governor Eric Holcomb says they are still working out all of the kinks of this new federal eligibility.
"I just ask for some patience on some very specific questions when someone is trying to make an appointment," said Governor Holcomb. "If you are living in, pick a county, that doesn't have a Meijer or a Kroger or a Walmart you may have to go a county over if you are a teacher because you are eligible under that federal program."
The doses of vaccines that are provided to those pharmacies are separate from what the state itself receives.
Meaning this federal mandate will not take away from the vaccines available to Hoosiers 50 and over.