Indiana opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to adults 55 and older

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that the state has expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility. Effective today, Hoosiers age 55 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

In addition to those who are age 55 and older, healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance are now eligible. To schedule an appointment, visit ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

A million doses administered

The Indiana Department of Health reports that, as of today, over 1 million first doses of vaccine have been administered in the state. Nearly 600,000 Hoosiers are fully vaccinated.

New Cases

582 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 662,750 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 12,192 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 31 from the previous day. Another 431 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

To date, 3,123,029 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,120,195 on Monday. A total of 8,056,112 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the Indiana Department of Health since February 26, 2020.

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