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Hoosiers 65 and older can register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Eligible residents can sign up online for call 211
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Posted at 9:14 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 08:26:56-04

Update, March 16, 2021: People age 45 and over can receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana. Click here for current information.

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

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that people age 65 and older can begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

Eligible residents, 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.

The vaccine will be made available to more age groups as supply increases.
More than 562,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and around 143,600 people have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.