Hoosiers aged 80 and older can begin registering for COVID vaccines on January 8

INDIANA – Indiana residents aged 80 and older can register for a free COVID-19 vaccine beginning Friday, Jan. 8, Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Health announced today.

Individuals in this age category make up more than 19% of COVID-19 hospitalizations and more than 50% of COVID-19 deaths in the state, the Department of Health reports.

Hoosiers in this group can begin registering at 9 a.m. this Friday by going to this website, searching for a vaccine clinic nearby, and choosing an appointment time.

Appointments can also be made by calling 211.

A caregiver or loved one can also make an appointment on behalf of seniors in this age group.

Appointments for the second vaccine dose will be made during the appointment for the first dose.

At least one clinic can be found in each county in the state.

So far, the state of Indiana has received over 350,000 doses of the vaccine and is scheduled to receive around 78,000 vaccines weekly.

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