Coronavirus

Indiana residents 70 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Those 70 and over are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

ISDH says information can be found at ourshot.in.gov. The department says those needing help with registration can call 211 or contact Area Agencies on Aging.

Governor Holcomb will have more details on this during his Wednesday 2:30 press conference.

You can select a vaccine site in the county of your choice by clicking here.

Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 59 more Hoosier deaths, for a total of 8,790. A total of 574,119 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19.

ISDH says more than 59,000 people aged 70-79 scheduled their appointments on Wednesday after registration opened.

Caregivers or family members of eligible seniors can also make a vaccination appointment on their behalf.

There are 148 vaccine sites in Indiana, including nine in Marion County.

State health officials are asking Hoosiers to be patient as they may encounter wait times due to a high volume of scheduling.

Instructions on how to register

  1. Open this site and pick the county of your choice
  2. Pick the specific location where you would like to get vaccinated
  3. A pop up will appear at that specific location. Select “Click here to register”
  4. A new window pops up. Click “People 70 years or older”
  5. Click on the calendar icon and enter your birthdate (punching it in on your keyboard doesn’t work)
  6. Click the checkbox under “Eligibility Attestation”
  7. Click “Schedule an Appointment” at the bottom
  8. You may be placed in a waiting queue
  9. If you are not in the waiting queue, you’ll be presented with a long list of locations. The page says “If you work at one of the locations listed below, select it now as your vaccination site.” If you do not work at one of these locations, select “I don’t work at any of the healthcare facilities below. I want to search for a vaccination site by ZIP code.”
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select “Yes,” then hit “Schedule a Vaccine”
  11. Enter your zip code
  12. Again choose the location you prefer
  13. Pick your preferred date or choose “Find Next Available Appointment”
  14. Pick your time
  15. Enter your personal information

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