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Hoosiers age 70 and over can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 12:08:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Access to the COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in Indiana.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that people age 70 and older can begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

Seniors, health care workers and first responders can call 211 or visit ourshot.in.gov to make an appointment. The shots are free to the public.

A caregiver or loved one can make an appointment on behalf of an eligible person.

Vaccines are administered through the state's program, which means people need to register through the state health department to get a vaccine rather than calling their doctor. Many appointments are held at health care facilities, including IU Health.

Since the pandemic began, 8,731 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died with COVID-19 and 570,477 have tested positive.