Below is a section of the Indiana COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. The complete plan for Indiana can be found HERE:
For Phase 1, Indiana will reinforce and support the healthcare workforce and those who are at the most risk of morbidity and mortality. In the scenario that Indiana does not receive sufficient vaccine to vaccinate all included in the population of focus, the IDOH has developed a per-county percentage-based metric to ensure equitable and equal distribution across Indiana.
Phase 1-A: Guiding objective: Reinforce and support healthcare infrastructure & treatment of disease.
- This group includes all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious material.
- Healthcare settings include, but are not limited to: hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, home health care settings, pharmacies, dialysis centers, emergency medical services, frontline public health interventions, and COVID-19 diagnostic and immunization teams.
Phase 1-B: Guiding objective: Protect the vulnerable.
- Individuals who are at particular risk of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19 disease based on the latest evidence-based criteria.
Phase 2: Guiding objective: Mitigate spread.
- Individuals who are at elevated risk of transmission of the disease because of working or living circumstances. This includes persons living in correctional facilities, group homes or shelters, and individuals who’s in-person work is essential, required, and places them in settings where social distancing is not possible and transmission risk is high.
Phase 3: Guiding objective: General public vaccination.