The Hamilton County Health Dept. will begin vaccinating people older than 80 years of age starting Jan. 11. Those who fall into this age group can register for an appointment starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 2-1-1.
HCHD is expecting to receive 800 doses of the vaccine next week. It will administer the shots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Annex Building at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville at 2003 Pleasant Street.
“We hope to administer at least 160 vaccines a day,” said Christian Walker, HCHD emergency preparedness coordinator, in a press release. “But that will depend entirely on if we get the vaccine we’ve been promised and how many people make appointments.”
Caregivers with a loved one who is 80 or older can register on their behalf. Vaccines are free, but those with insurance you should provide that information upon registration. All recipients must prove they live or work in Indiana.
Once those older than 80 years of age are vaccinated, the State Dept. of Health will open vaccination registration to residents between the ages of 70-79, followed by people ages 60-69.