Scheduling is full locally as 250,000 register statewide for Covid-19 vaccine

Batesville, IN — More than 250,000 Hoosiers ages 70 and older across the state have scheduled appointments to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of noon Thursday. Currently, all available appointment slots at the Margaret Mary Health (MMH) COVID-19 vaccine clinics are full.

MMH stated they are actively working with the Indiana State Department of Health to open up additional dates and times for our community members age 70 and older to schedule their vaccine.
Individuals age 70 and older account for about 11 percent of the state’s population but represent 42 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations and 78 percent of deaths in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Vaccines are free, but insurance may be charged an administrative fee.

Eligible Hoosiers can register by clicking here, 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. MMH says it will inform the public as soon as the state opens more spots locally.

Appointments for the second dose will be made at the clinic when the first dose is administered.