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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: 709455

Reported Deaths: 13234
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Tippecanoe21886212
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Johnson17556374
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Warrick7698155
Floyd7567176
Wayne6910198
Grant6852171
Boone6562100
Morgan6404138
Dubois6086117
Marshall5792109
Dearborn570776
Cass5689102
Henry5582101
Noble542683
Jackson493970
Shelby479895
Lawrence4347118
Gibson429089
Harrison428970
Clinton420253
Montgomery418386
DeKalb412184
Whitley381439
Huntington380180
Miami373265
Knox367089
Steuben366657
Putnam353360
Jasper351346
Wabash347878
Adams338153
Ripley334968
Jefferson313280
White308554
Daviess289699
Wells286681
Decatur279192
Fayette277362
Greene270785
Posey269133
Scott261553
LaGrange254270
Clay253545
Randolph235880
Washington231131
Spencer228031
Jennings225147
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Sullivan207942
Starke205452
Owen192656
Fulton192140
Jay186429
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Parke144616
Blackford133931
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