ISDH plans for inclimate weather, reports 817 additional COVID-19 cases

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The Indiana State Dept. of Health announced inclement weather could impact COVID-19 vaccination clinic operations. The state is working with local vaccination sites to reschedule appointments as needed.

Individuals whose appointments are impacted will be notified by email or text message to reschedule, which can be done by calling 2-1-1. The state is working to ensure that Hoosiers who are scheduled to receive their second dose of vaccine still receive it within the appropriate time frame. A second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that is administered within 42 days of the first dose is still as effective, according to the ISDH.

Hoosiers 65 and older, along with 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. Individuals must show proof that they live or work in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.

As of today, 816,758 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 336,827 are fully vaccinated.

Additionally, the ISDH today announced that 817 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 649,652 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the new coronavirus, following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 11,765 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 19 since yesterday. Another 426 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

To date, 3,053,929 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,049,828 on Sunday. A total of 7,573,633 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the ISDH since Feb. 26, 2020.

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


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