INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).
Snow said older Hoosiers can register for the vaccine by visiting ourshot.in.gov and finding a nearby vaccine clinic and selecting an appointment time. Those who do not have access to a computer can call 211 to register from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. Caregivers or loved ones may make an appointment for an eligible senior.
“After a trying year, this vaccine comes as a relief for many Hoosiers and a sign that the end of this pandemic is in sight,” Snow said. “Although vaccines are limited only for those 70 and older right now, more groups of people will be eligible for a vaccine as more doses become available.”
This vaccine is administered in two doses, 21-28 days apart, and is available at no cost. At the first appointment, Hoosiers will be required to schedule a time for their second dose. Individuals must bring their photo ID to the appointment.
According to Snow, individuals may encounter wait times when registering due to a high volume of interest. The Indiana Department of Health encourages those eligible to be patient or to check back later in the day.
Snow said there will be a minimum of one vaccine clinic located in each county. Hoosier first responders and health care workers are also now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Eligible professionals should receive an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association or the state.
Visit ourshot.in.gov for more information on eligibility requirements and registration.