Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has joined the 800,000+ individuals who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana.
The mayor shared the news through Facebook Thursday and said he received the vaccine after signing up for Ascension St. Vincent's vaccine waiting list, which any Hoosier age 60 and above is currently eligible to do.
In his Thursday update, the mayor displayed a sign that says "I got the COVID-19 vaccine because I want to protect the City of Evansville."
Mayor Winnecke said his first dose of the vaccine was administered by retired physician Mark Meyers.
Any Hoosier age 65-years-old and above can currently register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the state health department's registration page or by calling 211. Other individuals eligible to receive the vaccine statewide include healthcare workers and first responders.
So far, 851,321 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Hoosier State, with 377,331 individuals having been fully vaccinated.