INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - Nearly 86,000 Hoosiers age 80 or older have scheduled appointments to receive free COVID-19 vaccines, state officials said.
The figure was current as of 4 p.m. Sunday.
Indiana residents who qualify can continue to register at https://ourshot.in.gov, by calling 211 or by contacting one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging for help.
A caregiver or loved one also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.
While less than four percent of the state's population is age 80 or older, that group accounts for more than 19 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations and more than half of the COVID-19 deaths in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
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.
Additional groups, such as those based on underlying health conditions, will be added as more vaccine becomes available.
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