Skip to Content

Nearly 86k Indiana seniors now signed up for coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine lab

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.

Coronavirus resources

  • Click here for the latest CDC novel coronavirus resources and links.
  • Track the COVID-19 globally using this map tracker here.
  • You can view the latest Indiana COVID-19 numbers here.
  • Track Ohio's coronavirus numbers here.
  • Need to get tested? Click here to find a testing site near you.
  • You can catch up on the latest ABC21 coronavirus coverage here.
  • Sign up here for the latest local, state and national news regarding COVID-19.
  • Click here to sign up for ABC21 News and Weather Alerts

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

Skip to content