According to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, all residents of the state age 16-years-old and above will become eligible to schedule their appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, March 31.
The governor says the March 31 expansion of eligibility depends on the state's anticipated reception of additional doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Gov. Holcomb says this shouldn't be a problem, as the state's federal partners have told the state to expect large increasing the amount of vaccine beginning the last week in March.
Currently, over 1 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - an important milestone in what Gov. Holcomb called a "life and death game-changer."
Gov. Holcomb announced the state's plans to expand vaccine eligibilty during a substantial address delivered Tuesday on the state's road forward through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to his announcement on vaccine eligibility, Gov. Holcomb's update to the state on Tuesday also included the transformation of his statewide mask mandate into a mask advisory, the reduction of restrictions on restaurants and businesses, and more. You can read the governor's full remarks on these changes by clicking here.