More than 250,000 Indiana seniors sign up for COVID-19 vaccine


INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) provided an update Thursday on the amount of senior Hoosiers signing up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

ISDH reported more than 250,000 Hoosiers ages 70 and older scheduled an appointment to get their first dose.

Wednesday was the first day Hoosiers 70-79 years old were eligible to sign up, and more than 125,000 did just that.

The numbers do not include those vaccinated in long-term care facilities.

ISDH says 11% of Indiana’s population is 70 or older, and represent 42% of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The group also accounts for 78% of deaths in the state.

According to the ISDH COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, nearly 50,000 Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated and more than 238,000 have gotten their first dose.

Eligible Hoosiers can register for an appointment by visiting, calling 211 or contacting one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging. A caregiver or loved one also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior. See a list of vaccine sites here.

Find more information about COVID-19 in Indiana on the ISDH website.

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