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ISDH lowers vaccine eligibility age to 55 and older

The COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana is now available to more residents.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 8:40 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 10:46 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) – INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents age 55 to 60 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials announced Tuesday in the latest expansion of the state’s vaccine rollout.

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The Indiana Department of Health said the expansion is the first step in making the free shots available to the nearly 858,000 Hoosiers in their 50s. Indiana’s vaccine eligibility pool had previously included Hoosiers age 60 and older, health care workers, long-term care residents and first responders.

Additional groups will be added as more vaccine becomes available, officials said. The state's current vaccine distribution plan indicates Hoosiers aged 50 to 55 are next in line to receive shots, although there are no specific timelines in place for when new eligibility expansions will take effect.

The state health department also announced the opening of three mass vaccination sites through partnerships with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the University of Notre Dame and Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg. A fourth mass vaccination site is being planned in Gary, officials said.

The clinics will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Saturday.

To schedule a vaccine, Hoosiers can visit https://ourshot.in.gov and select a location from one of nearly 400 clinics around the state.

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Cases: 1012606

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Johnson25224447
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Grant10159220
Morgan9512178
Boone8976116
Dubois8291132
Henry8265155
Dearborn824793
Noble8075106
Marshall7995135
Cass7569123
Lawrence7494172
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Jackson701990
Gibson6621115
Harrison653293
Huntington6456100
Knox6429107
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Miami596298
Putnam584879
Clinton579772
Whitley569756
Steuben568677
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Scott440576
Greene428496
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Jennings390763
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Washington360551
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Sullivan331252
Starke319871
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