Below is current information about the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in our State. If you are 70 and older, a health care worker, or first responder and have not had or signed up for the vaccine, take note of what I cut and pasted from the Indiana Covid-19 web site.
Indiana Currently has 189 sites throughout the state for vaccinations. There are 12 sites in Marion County alone. Some other information that I thought was well worth sharing, Indiana is not only the best in the Midwest in vaccine distribution, but we’re also second-best in the Nation per 100 residents. That says a lot for our state and what our leaders are doing to curb this virus and help get our state back to where we would like to be.
Governor Holcomb, along with State Health Commissioner Dr. Box and Dr. Weaver. hold weekly news conferences. This has always been very interesting and gives the latest and up-to-date information for our state. You may access this on line. It is usually held on Wednesday at 2:30.
Hope this information is helpful to many of you. As we move into 2021, let’s hope that we can get Covid-19 under control. Remember to mask up, socially distance, and wash your hands frequently.
COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Indiana
The vaccination of Hoosiers against COVID-19 has begun. Any Hoosier age 70 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who have in-person contact with the public and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.
Hoosiers age 70 and older can schedule a vaccination on line or by calling 2-1-1 if they do not have access to a computer or need assistance registering. Eligible professionals should receive an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association, or the State of Indiana (Indiana Department of Health, Professional Licensing Agency, Family & Social Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, or another state agency). If you are a licensed healthcare provider, make sure your email is updated with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and continue to check your email and SPAM. If you are eligible and haven’t received an invitation, please ask your employer.
Please be patient, as vaccine supply is limited. Additional groups will be eligible as soon as vaccine supplies permit.
Who is eligible to receive vaccine?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
Are you age 70 or older?
Do you work or volunteer in healthcare and have (physical or close) contact or face to face interactions with patients? Examples include:
Inpatient, outpatient, provider office setting, nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home services
This includes all clinical and non-clinical positions: clinicians, dietary, environmental services, administrators who have direct contact with patients, clergy who see patients in the healthcare setting, non-clinicians who assist in procedures, transportation staff, etc.
This also includes local health department staff who interact with patients at test sites, health clinics or provide direct patient care
Do you have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material? (Examples include cleaning of rooms or material from COVID-19 patients, performing COVID-19 testing, other exposure to infected tissue, performing autopsies or other post-mortem examinations of COVID-19 patients)
Are you a first responder (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who has contact with the public and could be called to the scene of an emergency?
Click here for a list of who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible, click here to register and make an appointment. The timeline for additional phases of vaccine administration is yet to be determined. Check back here frequently for updates.
Received the vaccine? Make sure you sign up for the v-safe after vaccination health checker.