More Hoosiers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as Indiana begins its new phase.
Indiana residents ages 65 and older can now sign up and receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Just because Indiana is in the next phase of the vaccine rollout doesn’t mean those who were previously eligible can no longer sign up.
Indiana is now administering COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna to Hoosiers age 65 and older, as well as frontline health care workers like doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who directly interact with vulnerable patients.
Emergency medical services workers and long-term care residents and staff are also among the state’s top priority group.
Hoosiers who are eligible to be vaccinated can make an appointment at a local clinic online or by calling 211.
You can find a local clinic through the state’s online vaccine portal. At least one vaccine clinic has been set up in each county, but you may not be able to get a shot right away given the high demand for them. A caregiver or loved one can make an appointment on your behalf.
The state has developed tiered priority groups based upon guidance from a CDC advisory panel. Phase 1-A consists of health care workers, first responders like police officers and firefighters, and long-term care residents and staff.
\Indiana is still working to completely vaccinate this group and has not released updated plans about who is next in line after people at least 80 years old.