By Liz Shepherd
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has expanded eligibility for free COVID-19 vaccinations to those as young as 50.
The phased-in approach comes after vaccines have been made available to long-term care residents, firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies, emergency medical services, reservists and correctional officers as well as licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.
The move comes two days after the state lowered the age to 55.
To learn more about making an appointment for a vaccine shot, visit the state website or call 211.
According to Governor Eric Holcomb’s COVID-19 press conference on March 3, as more vaccines become available, Hoosiers who are 40 and older will become eligible incrementally.