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ISDH: Winter weather could affect your vaccine appointment


INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - The Indiana State Department of Health says those with COVID-19 vaccine appointments this week will need to monitor the weather closely, as cancellations are likely.

Those who are signed up will be notified by email or text message if they need to reschedule, which is done via the 211 hotline.

A priority is being placed on appointments for the "second dose" of vaccines, while must be done within a set time frame in order to be most effective.

Hoosiers age 65 and older, along with healthcare 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, visit or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Individuals must show proof that they live or work in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.

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

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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.

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