Hoosiers age 50 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

NOW: Hoosiers age 50 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

INDIANAPOLIS— Hoosiers age 50 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Eric Holcomb announced during a press conference on Wednesday.

The announcement was made during Holcomb's weekly COVID-19 update.

The eligibility expansion makes the vaccine available to an additional 412,000 Hoosiers.

The announcement marks the second time this week that vaccine eligibility in Indiana has been expanded.

Holcomb said he will be receiving the vaccine on Friday now that he is eligible.

Hoosiers are encouraged to make an appointment at one of the three mass vaccination clinics scheduled this month in Indiana at the University of Notre Dame, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg. Information on those clinics can be found here

All three mass vaccination sites require advance registration at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 2-1-1.

A fourth clinic is being planned for Gary, Indiana but details have not yet been made available.

Additional eligibility groups will be added as more vaccine supply becomes available in Indiana.

As of Wednesday, 1,031,266 individuals in Indiana have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 608,638 are fully vaccinated.

Dr. Lindsay Weaver, the chief medical officer at the state's department of health, said that eligibility will continue to expand based on age.  

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