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Making vaccine appointments at some locations means more than calling 211

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 27, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — As the number of vaccine locations in Indiana increase, you may not be able to make your appointment the same way as others.

Three large supermarket/pharmacy chains, Meijer, Kroger and Walmart, have either begun offering vaccines or will do so soon.

The locations will be listed on the state’s map at, but they all won’t follow the same scheduling procedure as the state’s sites.

Meijer and Kroger will use their own existing registration system, while Walmart will use the state’s system.

The state’s 211 call center can only help people get signed up through the state’s systems, so anybody wanting an appointment at Kroger or Meijer will have to go through their scheduling system.

“We know this may cause some confusion, so we will continue to remind you,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said Wednesday.

No matter where you plan on getting your vaccine, it’s still via appointment only to eligible Hoosiers.

Click here to see a list of vaccine locations.