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All Hoosiers Age 65 and Older Now Eligible to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Before Monday, residents of the Hoosier State had to be 70-years-old or above to schedule their appointment for the vaccine.

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 8:58 AM
Updated: Feb 2, 2021 10:45 AM

More Hoosiers have become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indiana Department of Health announced Monday that Indiana residents age 65 and older can now get the vaccine.

The need to expand eligibility for the shot was needed. According to the state health department, Hoosiers age 60 and older comprise over 22% of the population but account for 64% of the hospitalizations and over 93% of COVID-19 deaths.

The vaccine requires two doses to obtain full immunity. Appointments for the second dose will be made at the clinic when the first dose is administered. The vaccine remains available at no cost.

Find out who else is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana, where they can get it,  and how to schedule an appointment by clicking here.

Those who need to obtain the shots but don't have a computer can call 211 or contact one of Indiana's Area Agencies on Aging for assistance.

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The cold front has come and gone and with it our threat for Severe Weather. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect portions of the Tri-State through the remainder of the evening ahead. In fact, there is a possibility that some of the thunderstorms we see between now and 9PM or so could produce small hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Anyone planning on attending a football game this evening should make sure an umbrella or poncho is on hand to keep you dry and should anticipate at least some rain delays to occur. The rain should finally exit east of the Tri-State between 10PM and 12AM; it's around that time that wind speeds will again pick up some steam - our northwesterly winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph at times overnight.
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