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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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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