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.