INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) - The state of Indiana has a new tool to get vaccines to people who qualify. The state will be deploying mobile vaccine units this week to counties where appointments are already booked up. Starting Thursday ten mobile units will be deployed to ten different counties across the state to help get more eligible Hoosiers in those areas vaccinated quicker.
Of those ten counties, two are in our viewing area. Clinton and White Counties will both be getting a mobile vaccine unit. These counties were chosen because available appointments at health departments and vaccine sites are already booked for the seeable future.
These sites will require appointments which can be made in advance through ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211 no walk-ups will be permitted. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver says this will help move available vaccine to places that it's needed.
“Expanding access to vaccine requires us to look at where doses are available throughout the state and move vaccines from different locations,” said Dr. Weaver.
Vaccine distribution has been expanded to all Hoosiers 60 and over however the State Department of Health announced they will no longer be providing the vaccine to people who work in Indiana but live out of state. This change may require people who are eligible to bring a piece of mail with their address to prove that they are Indiana residents.