Teachers, school staff, childcare workers eligible for vaccine starting Monday

COVID-19 vaccine vaccination

Starting on Monday morning, pre-K through grade 12 teachers and school staff along with childcare workers are eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana.

The news was made via the Indiana Department of Health’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The tweet reads:

“Pre K-12 staff and childcare workers, thank you for being a constant source of stability in Hoosier children’s lives this last year. Beginning Monday morning, you can register for the #COVID19 vaccine at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211.”

878 new cases reported

In other news, the Indiana Department of Health announced that 878 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories as of Saturday. That brings the total number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus to 671,859.

“A total of 12,436 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 27 from the previous day. Another 410 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record,” IDH reports.    

So far, more than 3 million individuals have been tested in Indiana. That’s up from 3,172,282 on Friday. A total of 8,425,552 tests – including repeat tests – have been reported to the state Department of Health since February 26, 2020.

Vaccine eligibility

As we’ve previously reported, Hoosiers age 50 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. That’s in addition to healthcare workers, long-term care residents, and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance. To schedule, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

1.25 million doses to date

As of Saturday, 1,256,381 first doses of vaccine have been administered in Indiana. 816,080 individuals are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number includes individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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