COVID vaccine now available to those 65 and older in Indiana

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State officials announced Hoosiers 65 and older may now receive a COVID-19 vaccine, opening eligibility to Indiana residents 65 to 69 for the first time.

To date, 2,963,581 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,957,867 on Sunday. A total of 7,039,744 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the Indiana Dept. of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.

To find testing sites around the state, visit coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

In addition to Hoosiers age 65 and older, health care workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment, visit ourshot.in.gov or call 2-1-1.

The IDH today announced 1,733 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 628,391 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the new coronavirus, following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 9,613 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 16 since yesterday. Another 376 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data is received by the state and occurred over multiple days.

As of today, 568,328 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 146,333 are fully vaccinated.

Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.


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