INDIANAPOLIS — The question here in Indiana still remains: Who is next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Dr. Lindsay Weaver, the chief medical officer at the Indiana State Department of Health, said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon there is hope and excitement surrounding the vaccine.
The state reports nearly 76,000 Hoosiers received one dose of the vaccine and more than 110,000 are scheduled to be vaccinated through next Monday. Another 40,000 COVID vaccine doses are set aside for long-term care residents.
According to Weaver, more details will be available within the next week on the vaccine rollout across the state. This news comes after she said the External Vaccine Advisory Committee met this week.
“I want to stress that we are moving in a very intentional order of eligibility for vaccine. We want to ensure that we have enough vaccine before we open up vaccines to additional groups,” Weaver said.
She also emphasized no vaccine has been “wasted or expired.” Weaver added hospitals have been asked to have a “standby list” to make sure nothing goes to waste if someone does not come to the vaccine appointment.
On Wednesday evening, the state's vaccine dashboard went live online.
Watch Wednesday's press conference below: