46,000 Indiana Healthcare Workers Have Registered to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

A syringe filled with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

As of Wednesday, the COVID-19 vaccine had made its way to five Indiana hospitals, and over 46,000 healthcare workers in the state had registered to receive it.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 2:43 PM

As of Wednesday, over 46,000 Indiana healthcare workers had already registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

That's according to Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Chief Medical Officer at the Indiana State Department of Health.

So far, five Indiana hospitals have received the vaccine. Those hospitals are Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IU Methodist in Indianapolis, Community Hospital in Munster, Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, and Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. According to Dr. Weaver, more than 50 sites are expected to have the vaccine in their possession by the end of the week.

"We will be notified by the federal government of how many doses of vaccine we will receive as we move forward. This is based on the population of our state, as well as the availability of the vaccine," Dr. Weaver explained. "This week, for instance, we are allocated 55,575 doses of the Pfizer vaccine."

As of now, registration to receive the vaccine is only open to eligible frontline healthcare workers, but as more vaccine becomes available, Dr. Weaver says eligibility will be expanded.

Dr. Weaver also said that in the coming weeks, the state health department will launch a vaccine data dashboard that will help keep the public informed on how many people have been vaccinated.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana, you can visit www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/.

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