State vaccination experiences slowdown, still up


High interest in COVID-19 vaccines has caused slowdowns to the state’s vaccine registration site and 211 phone system, but both are working now, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Hoosiers 80 and older who are now eligible are encouraged to continue to check the state’s vaccine registration site,, throughout the day.

The website is designed to put visitors into a holding queue when volume is high. That can contribute to longer wait times or an error message, but Hoosiers should be able to check back at a later time to access the system, according to the ISDH.

“We are gratified by the high interest in vaccine registration for our most vulnerable Hoosiers and encourage everyone to be patient,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box stated. “We anticipated these scenarios on the first day and have a system in place to address them as quickly as possible.”

Individuals who are having difficulty registering online can also call one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging for help with registration, according to the ISDH. A caregiver or family member also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.

At least one vaccine clinic will be located in each Indiana county. Vaccines are free, but insurance may be charged an administrative fee.

Appointments for the second dose will be made at the clinic when the first dose is administered, according to the ISDH.

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