Nearly 91k people have scheduled free Covid-19 vaccine

Statewide — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that nearly 91,000 Hoosiers ages 60-64 scheduled free COVID-19 vaccines in the first eight hours of their eligibility.

To date, nearly 32 percent of Indiana residents ages 60-64 have scheduled an appointment or have been vaccinated when healthcare workers and first responders, who were already eligible, are included.

Due to limited vaccine supplies nationally, Indiana has prioritized healthcare workers, first responders, and those who are most vulnerable in its vaccine rollout. Individuals age 60 and older account for more than 22 percent of the state’s population but 64 percent of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and 93.3 percent of the deaths.

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