COVID-19 vaccine availability now expanding to those 65+

Hoosiers 65 and older can now make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indiana State Department of Health updated the age of eligibility yesterday. After the announcement, almost 96,000 Hoosiers 65 to 69 scheduled their appointments for the first vaccine dose by 5 p.m. last night.

According to our news-gathering partners at TTWN Media Networks, there are nearly 750,000 people in Indiana who are over 65, and public health managers say it will take some time to get them all vaccinated. In total, the health department says more than 1.3 million first and second dose appointments have been scheduled since the state began offering the vaccine in December.

If you meet the criteria, you can sign up online at OurShot.IN.govor call 211.