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COVID-19 vaccine appointments fill up in some Hoosier counties

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Posted at 8:54 PM, Jan 15, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 250,000 Hoosiers 70 and older have now registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, but some are finding appointments in the county they live in are completely full.

“I was able to get me an appointment in February but when I went to register for my husband it was full,” Peggy Morgan said.

Morgan lives in Hendricks County where there is only one vaccine site at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. Her only issue, the appointment was not until February 8th.

At the time, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to register for her husband to get vaccinated in nearby Marion County, but she went ahead and tried on the state’s website. “I was able to get my husband an appointment for Eskenazi on Saturday,” she said.

Morgan then tried to call 211 to schedule an appointment for herself at Eskenazi Hospital as well.
“I was on hold for they said an hour, so I waited the hour and it hung up on me. So, I went back in it said another hour, I waited another hour and it hung up on me,” Morgan said.

Eventually she tried a third time and was able to get an appointment for next week.

A spokeswoman with the Indiana State Department of Health says future vaccination sites are being planned, but the main factor in determining the availability of appointments is allocation of vaccine from the federal government.

Hoosiers who are not able to find an appointment are encouraged to check back.

If you schedule an appointment at this time at a location convenient for you, Hoosiers are encouraged to keep the original appointment unless there is an emergency.