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Hoosiers 70+ can now sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s how:

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INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - Hoosiers age 70 and older can now begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to Hoosiers 70 and older, as well as to licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact.

Appointments for those 70 and older will be available in all 92 counties and can be made at the website or by calling the state’s 211 telephone assistance.

Those needing assistance with registration can call 211 or one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging

A caregiver or loved one also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.

There is no cost to the vaccine recipient, but insurance may be charged an administration fee.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and his staff are expected to give a live update on COVID-19 and the vaccine's roll-out at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on our livestream.

People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 may still be able to infect others, so even those who are vaccinated should continue wearing a mask and quarantining if they are a close contact of a positive case.

The best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 are to:

  • Keep at least six feet from people outside your household
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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