INDIANAPOLIS — For the second time this week, the Indiana Department of Health announced the lowering of the eligibility age to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. On Wednesday, Governor Holcomb announced that Indiana residents age 50 and older are now eligible. This expansion of eligibility makes the vaccine available to an additional 412,000 Hoosiers.
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According to a released statement, 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 50 and older account for just over 35 percent of the state’s population but represent 80 percent of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and 98 percent of all COVID-19 deaths.
ISDH said additional groups will be added as more vaccine becomes available.
To schedule a vaccine, visit https://ourshot.in.gov and select a location from one of nearly 390 clinics around the state. Hoosiers who do not have a computer or cell phone or those who need assistance scheduling an appointment can call 211 or contact one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging or AARP. Nearly 70 libraries around the state also are helping Hoosiers schedule their appointments.