State expands COVID-19 vaccination pool to 70-year-olds

More people in Indiana can now get the coronavirus vaccine. The state Department of Health yesterday said anyone who is 70-years old or older can now get a shot. The age threshold had been 80 and up.

The Bartholomew County Health Department is scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine, for those who are eligible to receive it.

Amanda Organist, nursing director for the county health department, says that you can get more information on eligibility by going online to, and also register to receive your vaccine.

If you do not have internet access you can call 211, Thrive Alliance at 812-372-6918, Mill Race Center at 812-376-9241, or WellConnect at 812-376-5136 to get help signing up.

There is no cost to you to receive the vaccine, but your insurance may be charged an administration fee. When you come to get a vaccine, you should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if you have one.

There will be no walk-ins for the vaccine, all appointments must be pre-scheduled.