If you are 80-years-old or older and you live in Indiana, you can now sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Under Indiana's vaccine distribution plan the oldest Hoosiers will be prioritized. Those who are 80 and older join first responders and healthcare workers as the highest priority. The state will then open vaccine appointments to those 70 and older and then those who are 60 and older.
To schedule an appointment you will register online at ourshot.in.gov. On the website, you will select what category you fall under. Supplies are limited so officials are asking for patience.
If you have difficulty registering online or if you know someone eligible to get vaccinated who doesn’t have access to a computer, you're asked to dial 211 from any phone for more help.
In our area, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is also scheduling appointments to administer the vaccine. Appointments there will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. To schedule call 812-435-2400.
Vaccinations are also available at Deaconess and St. Vincent’s campuses.
State health officials say about 140,000 Hoosiers have received the first dose of vaccine and more than 500 are fully vaccinated. Now that roughly half of Hoosier healthcare workers have rolled up their sleeve for the shot, clinics are starting to vaccinate other high-risk workers.
The Indiana State Department of Health posted to Facebook Friday morning saying the state registration site was experiencing some issues due to the high volume of individuals trying to access it.